Presidential race tightens in Florida: poll

The presidential race between Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Florida heat sends a dozen Trump rally attendees to hospital Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden 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 GinsburgHow recent Supreme Court rulings will impact three battleground states The false promise and real danger of Barrett's originalism Girl Scouts spark backlash from left after congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett 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.