Poll: Biden holds 6-point lead over Trump in Florida

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping MORE holds a 6-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE in Florida, according to a Florida Atlantic University poll released Friday. 

The poll, which was conducted May 8-12 and reported a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, showed Biden at 53 percent support while Trump got 47 percent. 

In a March poll from the same source, Trump was slightly ahead of Biden, 51 percent to 49. In his 2016 election against Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE, Trump won Florida by just 1.2 percentage points. 

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However, 53 percent of the 928 voters surveyed said they expect Trump to win the election in November, while 46 percent think Biden will prevail.

Trump also has a more energized base: According to the poll, 78 percent of Trump supporters and 64 percent of Biden supporters report excitement for their candidates.

Regionally, Biden is leading in South Florida, where Trump has shifted his legal residence to from New York, 61 percent to 30 percent, while Trump leads in the rest of the state 48 percent to 42 percent.

Trump has also seen a dip in his approval ratings in Florida, from 46 percent in March to 43 percent in May. When asked about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, voters were split at 45 percent approval and disapproval. 

Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has yet to choose a running mate, a major factor in the possible outcomes for his campaign. In Florida, 22 percent of voters would like him to choose Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRNC targets McAuliffe, Biden campaign event with mobile billboard Obama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe Kamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech MORE (D-Calif.), 16 percent said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours MORE (D-Mass.) and 15 percent back former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.