Presidential race tightens in Florida: poll

The presidential race between Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE and President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE in the battleground state of Florida has tightened, according to a new poll. 

Biden leads Trump 48 percent to 46 percent among likely voters, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. Biden’s lead is within the poll’s 3.7 percentage point margin of error. 

The poll also found that an additional 5 percent of likely voters said they are “not sure” who they would vote for and that 1 percent said they would vote for someone else.


Biden’s slim lead has decreased to 2 points from 6 points since a similar poll in July, according to CBS News.  

Trump is leading among white likely voters in Florida, with 59 percent compared to Biden’s 37 percent. Biden, however, has a lead among Hispanic likely voters, with 56 percent compared to Trump's 36 percent. 

Florida is one of the key battleground states Trump narrowly carried in 2016 that could be crucial for Democrats to flip to vote Trump out of office. 

The survey was completed just before the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgNYC street and subway signs transformed to welcome Biden, bid farewell to Trump Schumer and McConnell trade places, but icy relationship holds Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE, CBS noted. It is unclear from the poll how Ginsburg’s death and Trump’s push to nominate a successor may impact voters.

The survey was conducted between Sept. 15 and Sept. 18. It is based on a sample of 1,200 registered voters.