President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are tied in a new NBC News/Marist poll of Florida voters in the latest sign of a tightening race.
For months, Trump has lagged behind Biden in national and swing-state polls, but recent surveys, especially in Midwest battlegrounds, show him gaining on Biden.
The poll results, released as Trump travels to Florida on Tuesday, indicate that Trump gained significant support among Hispanic voters since 2016, but is at risk of losing his edge among retirees.
Among senior citizens, the NBC poll found Trump with 48 percent support to Biden’s 49 percent. In 2016, Trump carried Florida seniors by 17 percentage points, according to exit polls.
In another massive swing, Trump leads among Florida Hispanics, 50 percent to 46 percent, according to the NBC poll, despite losing the demographic by 27 points in 2016 to Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s poll performance recently improved across the Midwest after summer polls showed him at risk of a devastating loss to Biden in Rust Belt states that broke for him in 2016.
Public polling in both Arizona and Nevada indicate Trump is losing. The president is scheduled to visit Reno and Las Vegas this weekend.