Biden Holds Edge in Florida




The final FAU BEPI pre-election poll of likely Florida voters finds a tightening race with Former Vice President Joe Biden at 50% to 48% for President Donald Trump, 2% reported voting for someone else. Overall 6% of voters say there is a chance they could change their minds.


Voters are split on who won the second and last Presidential debate, with 44% saying Trump did better and 44% saying Biden did better.

Biden holds a stronger base vote with 98% of voters who always vote democrat breaking for the former Vice President while 93% of voters who always vote republican break for Trump. Of voters who say they split their ticket, 53% are breaking for Biden and 39% for Trump.

The most important issue reported by voters continues to be the economy at 37% followed by Coronavirus and Healthcare at 23% and 19%, rounding out the top three issues. Those who said the Economy is most important are breaking for Trump 80% to 16% while those who said Coronavirus are breaking for Biden 82% to 14%.

It appears that the majority support for Amendment 2 with 62% in favor of raising the minimum wage gradually from $10 per hour to $15 per hour over the next 6 years. Thirty percent (30%) oppose and 8% were undecided.

Opening the State primary system under Amendment 3, which would allow all registered voters to vote in all primaries appears to have majority support at 58% with 29% oppose and 13% unsure.

President Trump has seen his approval tick up a point from 44% to 45% while his disapproval ticked down a point to 50%. Governor Ron DeSantis holds a 42% approval and 46% disapproval.


Data was collected October 24-25, 2020 using a blended mode of n=324 mobile responses, n=214 online responses provided by Dynata and n=399 landline respondents by IVR with both cell and landline samples provided by Aristotle, Inc.. The total sample size is n= 937, +/-3.1%, likely general election voters. Data was weighted based on gender, age, education, party affiliation, region and ethnicity based on 2016 US Census Voting and Registration modeling.