A slim majority of the probably Latin American voters in Florida support President Donald Trump over the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, as new polls show.
The poll, conducted by NBC News/Marist from October 25 to 27, shows that 52 percent of Latinos in Florida support Trump, while only 46 percent support the former vice president. Overall, however, Biden seems to have a slight lead of 4 percentage points over the president in Florida.
Biden is supported by 51 percent of likely voters in the state with the most important swing, compared to 47 percent who support Trump. This is primarily an improvement over the same poll in September. At that time, the Republican and Democratic candidates were on a par, with each supported by 48 percent of Florida’s likely voters.
But Biden’s lead is within the margin of error of the poll, which is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Meanwhile, Trump is also ahead of his Democratic challenger, with white voters (52 percent to 45 percent), males (54 percent to 44 percent), and college-educated whites (62 percent to 36 percent).
Biden is ahead of black voters (84 percent to 14 percent), women (57 percent to 41 percent), independents (55 percent to 41 percent), college graduates (58 percent to 40 percent) and seniors (53 percent to 46 percent).
On a national level, Biden leads Trump by a wide margin according to a September 30-October survey of Latin American voters conducted by the Pew Research Center. The survey found that 63 percent of Latin American voters supported the Democrat, while only 29 percent supported Trump. Latino women tended to support Biden (67 percent), but the Democrat also had the support of a majority of Latino men (59 percent).
Florida – like the other major states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio – sided with President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 before voting red card for Trump in 2016. Biden hopes to win back the lost ground in order to reach the top of the electoral college after the November 3 election.
The race in Florida seems to be a draw, although Trump officially moved there about a year ago. The current Real Clear Politics average of the Florida polls shows that Biden is only just under 0.5 percent ahead among the likely voters.
Another recent survey conducted by Florida Atlantic University shows that Biden has only a 2 percentage point lead, with 50 percent of voters supporting Trump while 48 percent support Trump. But a Rasmussen Reports survey conducted in the state from October 20 to 21 has increased Trump by 4 percentage points – 50 percent to 46 percent.