Biden holds 4-point lead in new Florida poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse passes 8B defense policy bill House approves bill to ease passage of debt limit hike Senate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale MORE holds a slim lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE in the crucial battleground state of Florida, according to a new poll.

The NBC News/Marist College poll released Thursday found Biden with the support of 51 percent of likely Florida voters, while Trump trailed behind with 47 percent. The lead is within the survey's margin of error, however. Just 2 percent of voters are supporting a third-party candidate or are undecided.

The poll's findings show growth for Biden in the state and a 1-point drop for Trump, as the two were tied in post-convention NBC/Marist poll in September at 48 percent apiece.


"Right now, Biden runs up the score among voters 65-plus and independents — groups Trump carried in 2016," said Marist poll director Lee Miringoff. "Still, Trump keeps pace with Biden among Latino voters, a group Trump lost badly last time."

Fifty percent of likely Florida voters said they disapproved of the job Trump has done as president, while 47 percent approve, according to the new poll.

Trump won Florida over the 2016 Democratic nominee, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBen Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering Republican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema MORE, by just over 1 percentage point.

The latest NBC/Marist College poll was conducted via cellphone and landline among 743 likely voters in Florida between Oct. 25-27. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.