The latest polls show that in this state, Biden is behind Trump among the Latin American electorate.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden traveled to Florida on Tuesday to win the support of Latinos in this key state. Across the country, most Latino voters still prefer Biden to Trump. Still, recent polls show Biden’s advantage is waning. The President is now slightly ahead of his rival among Latinos in Florida, thanks to his tough policies toward Cuba and Venezuela.
Biden came to Central Florida in an attempt to win over the growing Puerto Rican community.
“Today, the fate of this country depends more than ever on the Latin American community,” he said.
For almost a century, no Republican candidate has won a presidential election without winning in Florida, where Latinos make up nearly 25 percent of the electorate.
In the 2016 election, Trump won this state by a margin of just 1.2 percent, even though Democrat Hillary Clinton received more votes among Latinos.
This year, polls in Florida show that Trump and Biden are almost levels, but this time the advantage among the Latino electorate is on Trump’s side.
On average, Biden’s advantage among Latinos dropped from 30 percent to 9 percent.