Politics Slim Majority of Florida Latinos Back Trump Over Biden: New Poll
The week in polls: Trump erases Biden's bounce in Florida, Biden gains in Georgia
In the Senate, a poll found Doug Jones may not be doomed after all. And another found Lindsey Graham's race may not be as tight as believed.They have found Biden still holding a commanding lead nationally (though down slightly from last week) and leading in 10 of 12 swing states. But Trump regained a slight polling average lead in Ohio and ate a big chunk out of Biden's leads in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Trump also erased Biden's gains in Florida from last week, which some Democrats had hoped signaled their nominee was pulling away in the crucial Sunshine State.
A slim majority of likely Latino voters in Florida support President Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Joe Biden, new polling shows.
The poll, conducted by NBC News/Marist from October 25 to 27, shows 52 percent of Florida Latinos supporting Trump, while just 46 percent back the former vice president. But overall, Biden appears to have a slight edge over the president in Florida, with a lead of 4 percentage points.
Fact-checking Trump's massively dishonest weekend: The President made at least 66 separate false or misleading claims in three days
President Donald Trump's dishonesty is getting worse. © Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin on October 17, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements.
Biden is backed by 51 percent of likely voters in the key swing state, compared with 47 percent who support Trump. Notably, that's an improvement from when the same survey was carried out in September. At that time, the Republican and Democratic candidates were tied, each with the backing of 48 percent of Florida's likely voters.
But Biden's lead is within the poll's margin of error, which is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Meanwhile, Trump also is ahead of his Democratic challenger with white voters (52 percent to 45 percent), men (54 percent to 44 percent) and whites without college degrees (62 percent to 36 percent).
Biden is ahead with Black voters (84 percent to 14 percent), women (57 percent to 41 percent), independents (55 percent to 41 percent), whites with college degrees (58 percent to 40 percent) and seniors (53 percent to 46 percent).
Hunter Biden's ex-partner says Joe Biden was involved in China deal
Tony Bobulinski told the New York Post on Wednesday that he personally witnessed Joe Biden discuss business deals with his son, Hunter, contradicting claims by the former vice president. 'I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business.‘I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.
Nationally, Biden leads Trump by a significant margin among Latino voters, according to polling conducted by the Pew Research Center from September 30 to October. That survey showed 63 percent of Latino voters supporting the Democrat, while just 29 percent backed Trump. Latino women were more likely to support Biden (67 percent), but the Democrat also had the backing of a majority of Latino men (59 percent).
Florida—like the other key battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio—went for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 before flipping red for Trump in 2016. Biden is hoping to regain the lost ground in order to come out on top in the Electoral College after the November 3 election.
The race in Florida appears to be a toss-up, despite Trump officially transferring his residency there about a year ago. The current Real Clear Politics average of Florida polls shows Biden ahead by a narrow 0.5 percent among likely voters.
Another recent survey, conducted by Florida Atlantic University, shows Biden ahead by just 2 percentage points, with the backing of 50 percent as opposed to 48 percent supporting Trump. But a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted in the state from October 20 to 21 has Trump up by 4 percentage points—50 percent to 46 percent.
Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies .
Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump, on issues ranging from the coronavirus and health care to the environment, education and more. The Democratic presidential nominee is promising to reverse Trump policy moves on things such as withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and weakening protections against environmental pollution.While Trump wants to kill the Affordable Care Act, Biden is proposing to expand “Obamacare” by adding a public option to cover more Americans.