The latest poll from St. Pete Polls shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holding a 2-point lead over President Donald Trump in Florida.
The spread, Biden with 49% and Trump with 47%, is within the poll’s margin of error. Yet it continues the strong consensus of polls over recent weeks that have mostly shown Biden leading in the Sunshine State by narrow margins. The previous St. Pete Polls survey, taken in September, had Biden up 50%-47%
This poll, commissioned by and paid for AARP Florida, was conducted through automated phone calls to 2,215 likely Florida voters Sunday and Monday, with a margin of error of just over 2 points.
While the overall result supports the continued observation that Biden is winning in Florida, the demographic breakdowns reveal some trends that may run counter to assumptions made and data cited by both campaigns.
Trump is soundly winning the over-70 age bracket, despite recent assertions by the Biden campaign that he has made dramatic advances appealing to older voters. Trump’s lead in the St. Pete Polls survey was 59% to 38% among voters 70 or older. Biden, on the other hand, is dominating the next-oldest age bracket broken out in the survey,