According to the new poll by Marist College/NBC News, among all registered voters, Trump holds a one-point lead in Florida, as 48 percent said they’d vote for him, compared to 47 percent that sided with the former vice president. But from likely voters across the state, the race is found both candidates receiving 48 percent of support.
The poll surveyed 766 likely voters from August 31 to September 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. The poll also surveyed 1,047 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
While speaking to NBC News, Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said that “It’s not unusual for Florida to be this close.”
Across different demographics, the poll found Biden holding a large advantage over Trump among Black voters, as he received 83 percent of votes, compared to 11 percent that sided with Trump. On the other hand, Trump leads the former vice president among white voters, 56 percent to 41 percent, respectively.
The poll found similar results when looking at voter preference among genders across Florida. According to the poll, 57 percent of females in Florida said they’d vote for Biden, while 40 percent said Trump. In comparison, 58 percent of males sided with Trump for the November election, while 38 percent chose Biden.
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