President Trump is probably not going to be a happy camper when he finds out about new poll information coming out of the state of Florida. It seems a lot of people down yonder are not too pleased with how the president and his administration have handled the COVID-19 outbreak that is ravaging the country, and are instead, turning their support toward former Vice President Joe Biden for the upcoming election.
This is not good news for the Trump campaign as he seeks to win a second term in office.
The poll was put together by the University of North Florida. Local voters were asked whether they would vote for Trump or Biden come November — assuming that Biden nabs the Democratic Party nomination — and the results are actually kind of surprising.
Biden earned 46 percent support from voters while Trump only landed 40 percent.
The poll was conducted between March 31 to April 4, with 3,244 voters contacted to participate via email and features a margin of error of plus or minus 1.7 percentage points.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
The UNF poll brought more bad news for Trump: Most voters, 53%, disapprove of what the president is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, with 45% approving.
Florida, which Trump won by 1.2 percentage points in 2016, accounts for 29 electoral votes and is considered a toss-up in the general election by analysts at the Cook Political Report. The Trump campaign needs it badly for the president to win reelection. The Democratic ticket, presumably headed by Biden, could piece together an Electoral College majority without Florida, though winning it would be a big boost.
Not sure exactly what folks want from the president on this matter. Perhaps people are just frustrated the whole thing happened at all and it’s easy to take it out on the person in charge. That’s always how it goes, right?
However, let’s pray that Americans frustrated by this outbreak don’t do anything rash and end up voting for Biden or whoever gets the nomination simply because they are angry. There’s a lot at play in this coronavirus situation that is out of everyone’s control, so a little extra grace couldn’t hurt.