Trump has a significant lead over Biden among white voters, 56-39 percent. However, Trump won the same group by more than 30 points in 2016, and Biden’s support in central Florida and areas outside the Democrats’ traditional strongholds in the southern part of the state is stronger than Clinton’s was in 2016.
“The current picture is that Biden maintains a typical Democratic advantage in South Florida while making remarkable inroads into other parts of the state,” Monmouth polling director Patrick Murray said in a statement.
A major warning sign for the president is the level of support among military voters, with Trump having a 4-point lead over Biden among veterans and those in military households. However, a larger percentage ̵
The vote came shortly after an explosive report in the Atlantic, parts of which were subsequently backed by other outlets, detailed allegations that Trump downplayed top military officers and insulted soldiers’ victims – accusations that the White House has consistently denied – as well as other comments recorded by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, which were published.
“Is the current alleged negative statement about the military responsible? We can not say for sure as we do not have a previous tendency on this issue, ”Murray said. “But it certainly can’t help.”
A majority of voters, 53 percent, also rejected the job Trump has done in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, with only 44 percent saying he has done a good job.
A poll from Florida Atlantic University also announced Tuesday that Biden led by 3 points, 49 percent to 46 percent, among likely voters with a 5 percent draw. The results were within the margin of error of the study of 3.8 percentage points.
However, there were some promising signs for Trump. Respondents to the FAU poll found that 72 percent of Trump voters were “extremely excited” to vote for the president, compared to 60 percent of those who said they would vote for Biden. In a statement accompanying the release of the vote, the voter said that “undecided breach for Trump 4: 1.”