Joe Biden to visit Florida at start of November, fundraise for Charlie Crist
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Charlie Crist and Joe Biden
This will be Biden's first political event in Florida since taking office.

President Joe Biden is making a stop in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 1 to campaign for Charlie Crist as he heads to the November General Election against incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis.

This will be Biden’s first political event in Florida since taking office. The President will be participating in a fundraising reception for Crist, according to a news release from the White House.

The news of Biden’s visit comes as the majority of Florida voters disapprove of the job he’s doing, which could negatively impact Democratic candidates throughout the state, according to a recent Mason-Dixon poll.

That poll found 54% of Floridians are unhappy with Biden’s performance, while 42% said the President is doing a good job. Another 4% said they aren’t sure either way. While not an enviable rating, Biden’s current rating is higher than Donald Trump’s at the midway point of his first and only term and equal to that of Ronald Reagan in September 1982.

It’s also 2 percentage points higher than where Biden rated in February, when Mason-Dixon conducted a similar poll.

Recent polling also shows favorable ratings of Gov. DeSantis are on the rise, notably after Hurricane Ian made landfall. DeSantis’ hurricane response shows a majority favorability, even with Democrats.

A full 55% of all respondents and 61% of likely voters approved of DeSantis’ storm response, against 19% and 21% disapproval, respectively.

Crist and DeSantis are set to square off on Oct. 24 in Florida’s one gubernatorial debate. WPEC CBS 12 will host the debate in Fort Pierce at 7 p.m. that day, two weeks before Election Day. Local news networks will broadcast the debate across the state.

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Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that President Joe Biden will be visiting Florida Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


25 comments

  • Tom

    October 16, 2022 at 11:14 am

    No biggie, his 37% Florida approval ensures Chameleon and Dumings lose. Come
    On man!

    POTUS will eat some ice cream and give Forida the middle F U finger. Jill Biden will call the Latino community tacos!

    Desperation to a slate that is lackluster on a good day. Come in man!

    • Fat Cammack

      October 16, 2022 at 11:47 am

      Are you gonna vote for me babydoll? I just might do you a favor in return. Lay you down, stand over you bare assed, kick my feet out from underneath me, give you bare assed face pound with humongous ass🍩💋

  • Wanda

    October 16, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    DeathDesantis will lose he is a moron fool and I am a Republican.

    • Tom

      October 16, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      You ain’t a Republican!
      You fish wanda.

    • Impeach Biden

      October 17, 2022 at 8:34 am

      Wanda is a Republican and I have a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.🤣

      • Charlie Crist

        October 17, 2022 at 8:56 am

        👆If you voted for Trump then you have a “dumbass” sticker on forever. Nobody taking you clowns seriously ever again after that bad of a judgement call. Your comments are a gd joke.

    • SuperMario45

      October 18, 2022 at 1:47 pm

      You are as much a Republican as Barack Hussein Obama is a Christian. Dead Fish Wanda

  • David in Shoreline

    October 16, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Normally I can’t stand Joe Biden, but he did say the Governor was doing a good job and is “remarkable”, so why is he fundraising for Crist? If Biden would endorse DeSantis it might help his Florida approval ratings.

  • Michael Greene

    October 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Biden was just here in Florida. Instead of a usless fund raiser for an office you will never get,. Why not donate that to the people of the west coast Florida

  • Joe Corsin

    October 17, 2022 at 7:41 am

    So they can build back right on top of the rubble and the bodies just to have it happen again and wreak more havoc on themselves and their insurance companies? Good government would see to it that didn’t happen again…but instead Ron down there handing out freedom t-shirts.🤡

    • SuperMario45

      October 18, 2022 at 1:50 pm

      You must be Mother Nature, What a genius you surely are, “see to it that it didn’t happen again”. Yea, you DemoRats are amazing, follow the science=do as we say.

  • Impeach Biden

    October 17, 2022 at 8:37 am

    More bad news for Biden. It just keeps coming for that incompetent old fool. The average 401k balance in this country is down over 25% since dumb and dumber took over. I will say again, people vote with their wallets and pocketbooks. This is great news for Republicans and Nancy is gonna lose that gavel.🤣

    • Joe Corsin

      October 17, 2022 at 8:53 am

      Trailer park Trump dumbasses certainly didn’t vote with their pocket books when they voted for the orange con man. And neither did you if you aren’t a millionaire or billionaire. You don’t have the sense that God gave an ape buddy.

      • Impeach Biden

        October 17, 2022 at 9:25 am

        Watch and Learn what happens on 8 November Corsin. The meltdown by you wacko liberal progressives will be highly entertaining.

        • Joe Corsin

          October 17, 2022 at 9:48 am

          Again, your party is a smouldering dumpster fire propped up by terrorists and crooks. It can’t make it in the long run. Your tombstone will read “Here lies one of the dumbasses that propped up the worst party in human history.”

          • SuperMario45

            October 18, 2022 at 1:52 pm

            You must hate waking up in the Morning realizing that you are still, and will always be a complete dimwit.

          • Impeach Biden

            October 19, 2022 at 4:17 pm

            What’s wrong with tourists & cooks?
            I was thinking of becoming a tourist and going to Thailand this year. What I want to do with 12 year old boys is legal there. Rush Limbaugh was into that too, and he’s my hero. And the food is good.

        • Tom

          October 17, 2022 at 12:17 pm

          I attended one of the the Govs event this weekend. Over thousand in attendance. Very well attended.
          Gov was on message, very strong.
          Good job!

  • Tom

    October 17, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    LMAO, Joey feeling the blow ou Mo coming in Florida and nationally.

    Your moron POTUS eating ice cream in Portland like a 5 yr old, out of touch. That’s good for 4 additional, new house seats and 1 more Senate seat.

    How Fng out of touch can this being be.
    It’s a dam breaker.

    You have nothing left you scurrilous bastard corsin. Biden, his presidency, his family and staff are embarrassing.

    The peeps speak in 3 weeks, get ready.

  • Tom

    October 17, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    LMAO, Joey feeling the blow ou Mo coming in Florida and nationally.

    Your moron POTUS eating ice cream in Portland like a 5 yr old, out of touch. That’s good for 4 additional, new house seats and 1 more Senate seat.

    How Fng out of touch can this being be.
    It’s a dam breaker.

    You have nothing left you scurrilous bastard corsin. Biden, his presidency, his family and staff are embarrassing.

    The peeps speak in 3 weeks, get ready.

  • Hope

    October 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    DeSantis handling the hurricane in an exemplary way is still top of mind to Biden. Biden will think he is coming back to Florida to visit DeSantis. This will be an embarrassment to Charlie Crist and Crist may want to come up with a “conflict” to avoid this visit or face further humiliation.

    • Tom

      October 17, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Goodie, chameleon and Dumings can go get some ice cream with the child potus and after go on the swing set and play.

  • Tinesley

    October 18, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Just let him lick and ice cream cone. But don’t ask him any difficult questions, such as: what date is it, or what state and city is he in.

  • Megan

    October 18, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Our Family and I hate Joe Biden we think the prices that he had is awful of he makes bad mistakes and makes everything worse for our family. We think Donald Trump is the best, He makes the best discissions for us and makes gas prices more cheeper for us car/Trucks!! Please vote for Donald Trump!!!!

    • Ron DeSantis sucks

      October 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm

      Is this parody? I can’t tell.

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