Florida presidential poll: Biden leads Trump in final stretch before Election Day

Matthew Brown, USA TODAY
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Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a five-point lead over President Donald Trump among registered Florida voters, according to a Monmouth University poll released Thursday.

Among all registered voters, Biden has 50% support compared to Trump's 45%. The former vice president maintains that advantage among likely voters, with Biden holding a 51%-45% lead in the case of high voter turnout and a 50%-46% lead in a low turnout scenario.

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Florida has been one of the most competitive battleground states in the country this electoral cycle, with some recent polls showing Trump narrowing Biden's lead in the state.

Still, Biden's strong support among people of color overall at 68%-23% and especially among the state's large Latino population at 58%-32%, helps to maintain his lead over the president.

Trump has somewhat expanded his lead among seniors in the state; a narrow 51%-47% back the president over Biden. Trump had a 2-point lead among those 65 and older in the same poll taken in September.

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More than 58% of voters in Florida have already cast their ballots. Most early voters back Biden by a 20-point margin. Trump has a 15-point edge, though, among those who have not yet voted, according to Monmouth.

Monmouth also found large support for a ballot initiative that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15.00 an hour; 63% of registered voters support the proposal versus 32% who oppose. Ballot proposals in Florida require 60% of the vote

Monmouth surveyed 504 Floridians from Oct. 24 to 28. The poll has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Election polls: Biden leads Trump in Florida days before the election