Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 5.23.19
If the primary election were today, Joe Biden would carry the Sunshine State in a landslide.
A new poll out of FAU found the former veep with 39 percent support in the crowded field of Democrats looking to knock off President Donald Trump.
No one else is close — U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are locked at 12 percent, followed by Pete Buttigieg at 9 percent.
Same goes for a hypothetical GOP primary. If Marco Rubio or former Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave it another go, neither would claw their way out of single digits.
There’s still plenty of time for the competition to catch up, but if Florida gets the septuagenarian scrum it wants on Election Day, it’s anyone’s guess who’ll come out on top.
Trump’s popularity among Florida voters has ratcheted up to 47 percent, putting him above water by three points. FAU also found Biden does well across the board, and particularly so among moderate Dems.
If it’s Trump vs. Biden at the top of the ticket, Floridians are split 50-50 on who’ll get their vote.
Then again, that’s nothing new.