With the presidential election approaching its final days, it’s more crucial than ever that Democrat nominee Joe Biden gains ground in swing states.
However, according to a poll by Orlando’s Fox35 and InsiderAdvantage, Biden has taken a fall among Florida voters, now only garnering 43 percent of the vote versus President Trump’s 46 percent.
10 percent of the state’s likely voters are still undecided, and the trend towards Trump isn’t good news for Biden.
Even worse, the survey was conducted from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7 — after the first presidential debate and after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent admission and departure from Walter Reed hospital for treatment.
Democrats desperately wanted the debate and Trump’s diagnosis to be the final nail in Trump’s coffin, but it appears that the voters that matter the most are unphased.
Pollster Matt Towery Sr. cautioned that Trump’s 3-point lead is still within the polls’ 4.9 percent margin of error, and that “to paint [Florida] blue or red on any projected electoral map at this point would be pure folly.”
Though it’s impossible to call the state for Trump, Joe Biden’s campaign and supporters have smugly claimed for months that the Democrat nominee is impossible for Trump to beat based on the polls — but they may not be so confident now.
“Once again, based on poor data and or weighting, many of the polls we are seeing simply are not picking up the actual level of support for President Trump,” Towery pointed out. “What stands out in this poll is that Trump is actually picking up 12% of the African American vote in the Sunshine State.”
Biden and vice president Kamala Harris may have made the fatal mistake of assuming that African American voters will automatically vote blue, and with just weeks to go, it may be too late to reverse the trend.