A new survey from St. Pete Polls shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden with a 0.5 percentage point lead in Florida in a hypothetical 2020 matchup against President Donald Trump.
Biden has led the field so far in polling during the early portion of the Democratic primary. He’s been pegged by some election watchers as one of the Democrats’ best bets to defeat Trump in Rust Belt states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump won all those states on the way to a victory in 2016.
But the results from St. Pete Polls show a tight contest between the two here in Florida. Biden edged Trump, earning 47.3 percent in the survey to Trump’s 46.8 percent. The remaining 5.9 percent of voters were undecided.
That’s in stark contrast to a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, which had Biden ahead of Trump by a whopping 9 percentage points in the Sunshine State.
Biden’s 0.5 percentage point lead in the St. Pete Polls survey was well within the 1.8 percent margin of error. The polling firm reached 3,095 likely Florida general election voters between June 15 and 16. The poll was conducted by using an automated phone call system.