President Trump polled close to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida, according to one poll, as national polls continue to show Biden leading.
Both candidates plan to campaign in Sunshine State on Thursday.
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A survey by NBC News / Marist, published on Thursday, found that Biden had 51% of likely voter support and Trump with 47% in Florida. The permissible error in the survey, 4.4 points, is slightly larger than the difference between the candidates.
NBC News / Marist found that Trump and Biden had 48% support among likely voters in September.
Biden and Trump will play on Thursday in Tampa, Florida, the western anchor of the critical swinging region I-4 in the extremely crucial state of the battlefield. Former President Obama tripped Biden in Florida earlier this week.
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Biden also maintains an advantage over Trump in national polls. A CNN poll conducted by the SSRS from Oct. 23-26 found that 54 percent of likely voters support Biden, compared with 42 percent who support Trump. Biden has much more support among women, with 61
In addition to Florida, Biden continues to poll well in Michigan on the battlefield. A New York Times / Siena poll released Wednesday shows Biden has 49 percent support among likely voters and Trump 41 percent. Biden rose 8.6 points in Michigan to RealClear Politics.
Cook Policy Report’s Dave Wasserman said Tuesday it was time to “sound the alarm” that Biden was likely to be the next president of the United States.
Wasserman made the case that Biden has a better chance of defeating Trump in 2020 than Hillary Clinton in 2016 for a number of reasons.
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“First, Biden’s lead is bigger and much more stable than Clinton’s at the moment. Second, there are far fewer unresolved and independent voters left to court – reducing the chances of a late break to one side.” , Wasserman writes for NBC News.
Paul Steinhauser and Paul Best of Fox News contributed to this report.