Joe Biden and Donald Trump Are Neck and Neck in Crucial Swing State of Florida, Poll Shows

President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden are currently tied in the key swing state of Florida according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by USA Today/ Suffolk University, found both Biden and Trump receiving 45 percent of votes among likely voters in Florida.

The poll surveyed 500 likely voters in Florida from October 1 to October 4 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

Among different gender demographics, the poll found Biden leading by five points with female voters (49 to 44 percent), while Trump leads the former vice president among male voters in Florida, as 47 percent said they'd vote for him, compared to 42 percent that chose Biden.

When looking at age demographics, the poll found Biden leading by five points among those between the ages of 18 and 34, as 42 percent said they'd vote for the former vice president, while 37 percent chose Trump.

The poll also found Biden ahead by one point (48 to 47 percent) among Floridians between the ages of 50 and 64, while Trump held an eight-point lead for those between the ages of 35 and 49, as 50 percent said they'd vote for him and 42 percent said Biden.

During the 2016 election, Trump secured the state of Florida by 1.2 points, according to BallotPedia.org.

The poll's findings come as a number of issues have shaken up the presidential race, including the first presidential debate, Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and the president's recent COVID-19 diagnosis.

On Monday, Biden traveled to Florida and appeared during an NBC News Town Hall and spoke about Trump's recent positive COVID-19 test.

"Anybody who contracts the virus by essentially saying masks don't matter, social distancing doesn't matter, I think is responsible for what happens to them," Biden said during the Town Hall. "Quite frankly, I wasn't surprised."

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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden checks his watch during an NBC Town Hall event at the Perez Art Museum, with the MacArthur Causeway in the background, in Miami, Florida on October 5, 2020. Roberto Schmidt/Getty

A separate poll, conducted by the University of North Florida, found different results among voters in the state, with Biden leading the incumbent president.

According to this poll, 51 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Biden, while 45 percent sided with Trump. Among the remaining percentages, 1 percent said they'd vote for someone else and 3 percent said they didn't know.

The University of North Florida poll surveyed 3,142 registered likely voters in Florida from October 1 to October 4. The poll reported a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points.

The former vice president has also led Trump nationally, according to several polls. Real Clear Politics average of national polls shows Biden leading Trump by 9.2 points.