Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump by 6 points in Florida, a new poll says. A strong showing in the crucial swing state will be welcome news for the former Vice President.
The Director of UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab, Michael Binder, said people should view the poll with caution.
“I would exercise caution when looking at these numbers, first these are registered voters — not likely voters,” Binder said.
FL poll via UNF:
Biden 46%, Trump 40%
Trust Trump to give reliable COVID info? 41% yes & 58% no (-17%)
Trust DeSantis: 55-41% (+14)
Trump approve/disapprove on coronavirus: 45-53% (-8)
DeSantis approve/dis: 51-46% (+5)
Fauci approve/dis: 85-6% (+79)https://t.co/QnDpkrI0C6
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) April 6, 2020
“Second, the campaign season has screeched to a grinding halt and people are rightly less focused on politics.”
The pollsters surveyed 3,244 registered voters in Florida. This type of voter narrowly favored Trump in 2016.
Binder said the numbers could show that “something may be changing in Florida ahead of the election.”
UNF polling also shows that Floridians don’t trust President Trump on Coronavirus. Just 41% said they trusted the President to provide reliable information on the virus.
Respondents also disapproved of Trump’s handling of Coronavirus by 53% to 45%. By contrast, 51% approved of Governor Ron DeSantis’ performance. This is still lower than the Republican’s approval before the pandemic.
Unsurprisingly, 85% of respondents approved of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Darragh Roche is a journalist covering U.S. politics and media