A new Florida Atlantic University poll released on Wednesday, Sept. 18, showed President Trump leading top-tier Democratic candidates in the crucial swing state of Florida.
According to the poll, President Trump leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent and leads former Vice President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by one point — 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent.
The president also leads Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who has wrestled to remain her top tier candidate status, by 4 points, 52 percent to 48 percent.
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The president’s approval rating among Florida registered voters increased to 49 percent (up from 47 percent in the May poll) with 46 percent disapproval.
As Florida has one of the biggest economies in the United States, voters identified the economy (21 percent) as their first top issue. Immigration (19 percent) and health care (18 percent) were next in line. The environment finished fourth with 11 percent while gun control and foreign policy were positioned at fifth.
In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Floria which has been a swing state for several consecutive presidential cycles, with 48.6 percent to 47.4 percent.
President Trump chose Florida to kick off his re-election campaign in June. Addressing a crowd of thousands at Orlando’s Amway Center, he said, “A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream.”
“Trump has been the best president we’ve ever had,” Ron Freitas, a retired Merchant Marine and registered Democrat from Orlando among the crowd according to The Associated Press.