Politics Trump manages to close gap between Biden to just two points in Florida
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A new poll suggests the race for the White House between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is getting closer in the battleground state of Florida with just a 2 point gap between the two candidates.
Biden has the edge of Trump, 48 percent to 46 percent according to a new poll bythat was published on Sunday.
But the Democrat's lead has been slashed, after a similar poll in July showed him to be 6 points in front.
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The latest survey, conducted between September 15th and 18th, asked 1,200 voters who they would be voting for.
The poll has a 3.7 percent margin of error, while around five per cent of voters say they are still 'not sure' who they wish to vote for.
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In terms of demographics, Trump is leading among white people likely to vote in Florida, with 59 percent saying they will vote for the president.
However, Biden appears to have a lead among Hispanic voters, by a similar margin - 56 percent compared to Trump's 36 percent.
Trump narrowly carried the state in 2016 with 49% of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 47%.
The state is likely to be just as crucial this time around if the Democrats are to be successful at voting Trump out of office.
The economy appears to be one of the most important issues for voters with many of those surveyed saying Trump's policies are aiding a recovery.
Potential voters said they feel the president's economic policies would better help their family's financial situation than Biden's proposals.
Also, despite coronavirus cases still rising, Florida voters appear to feel more positive about efforts to combat the virus than efforts earlier in the summer, although largely along party lines.
Between the economy and pandemic, Biden keeps his advantage nationally: POLL .
He retains a 10-point national lead in a head-to-head match up with Trump. Biden's 54%-44% advantage over Trump in a two-way contest precisely matches the last national ABC/Post poll in mid-August. Biden's support slips to 49% when the Libertarian and Green Party candidates are included, versus 43% for Trump.