A new poll shows President Trump edging out Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida by 3 points.
InsiderAdvantage asked likely voters in the battleground state, “If the election were held today, who would you vote for?”
Forty-six percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, while 43% said they would cast a ballot for Biden. Ten percent of respondents were undecided, and 1% said they would vote for libertarian Jo Jorgensen.
Pollster and founder of InsiderAdvantage, Matt Towery Sr., predicted Trump would win Florida in 2016, just days ahead of the election, pointing to polls not accurately depicting support for the president. He also predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 win.
“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,” said Towery. “What stands out in this poll is that Trump is actually picking up 12% of the African American vote in the Sunshine State.”
“These results are still within the margin of error, so Florida remains up for grabs. But to paint it blue or red on any projected electoral map at this point would be pure folly,” Towery added.
The poll was conducted between Oct. 6-7 with 400 likely voters via live calls and interactive voice response calls, according to FOX35. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9%.
An average of polling data in Florida shows Biden leading Trump by 3.7%, according to Real Clear Politics.
Author: Emma Colton