With only four days to go before the election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden continues to lose ground in Florida, a state that could prove key to shaping the course of the election. “We’ve got to stop the bleeding,” warned a Democratic campaign leader in Miami-Dade.
The loss of votes in the Sunshine State is reflected even in polls that have historically favored the Democrats.
According to the conservative site The Federalist, the most favorable poll for Biden in Florida was the one conducted by Quinnipiac University, which three weeks ago gave the Democratic candidate an 11-point lead. However, in the latest poll it shows that Biden lost 6 points while President Donald Trump gained 2 points, leaving Biden with a lead of only 3 points.
The drop in Biden’s support is also reflected in the survey that the university did in places like Ohio, where former President of Barack Obama went from being 5 points ahead of the Republican president (50% vs. 45%) to being below him (46% vs. 47%).
A similar trend is seen in Pennsylvania where Biden lost 3 points while Trump also gained 3 points in the last three weeks.
It is worth mentioning that these three states are considered swing states, meaning that they do not have a defined candidate in the polls and whose electoral votes could define who will be the president of the country for the next four years.
It is believed that the 29 electoral votes that Florida has could be decisive.
In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump won the state and the Republicans maintained their performance two years later when the mid-term elections were held in the races for governor and senator, with Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott winning, respectively.
What is interesting is that, like many other polls that were wrong to show Democrats winning, in 2018 Quinnipiac’s polls predicted that Democrats would win both the Senate and governor‘s races by a 7-point margin.
Likewise, like Quinnipiac’s poll, Susquehanna also reflects a significant drop in Biden, from 3 points up at the end of September to 4 points down with Trump in his most recent work.
Given these numbers, Florida Democrats are sounding the alarm about the situation, “We’ve got to stop the bleeding,” one Democratic campaign leader acknowledged to Politico.
Both Trump and Biden, and their respective vice presidential candidates, have campaigned hard in the Sunshine State in recent days.
On Oct. 10, some 30,000 cars participated in the parade of vehicles in favor of President Trump’s re-election that took place in Miami, the place with the largest concentration of Latinos in the United States.
At the event, which was held at the Magic City Casino, participants waved flags in support of the president and displayed posters rejecting socialism and communism. Parade organizer Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat told Breitbart that the parade was unprecedented in size and diversity.