Nine months out from Florida’s presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden is, by far, the clear front-runner among Florida Democrats.
A St. Pete Polls survey commissioned by Florida Politics found the Delaware Democrat with 47 percent support among registered Democrats, more than all other primary candidates combined.
Biden’s closest competitor is Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 11.8 percent, followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 8.4 percent and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at an even 8 percent.
The next tier includes California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris at 6.2 percentage points, New Jersey U.S. Sen. Corey Booker at 3.2 percent and former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 1.8 percent.
About one in seven of the poll’s respondents said they were backing one of the other candidates in the field of 25, or that they haven’t decided which candidate to support.
Those voters could start to make up their minds as soon as this week, as 20 of the Democrats vying for the nomination head to Miami for the first debate of the