UPDATED 9:05 AM PT – Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden is attempting to court Latino voters amid his recent decline in popularity among that demographic.
During his visit to Florida on Tuesday, Biden falsely claimed that he’s 15 to 22 points ahead of President Trump in the state. Meanwhile, the President’s message of job creation and public safety appears to be resonating with a growing number of Latinos in Florida.
There’s a crowd of supporters waiting for Joe Biden in Tampa… TRUMP SUPPORTERS.
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 15, 2020
However, Biden reasserted his view of Latinos as a disenfranchised demographic.
“Education, health care, immigration, the whole notion of dealing with COVID in a way that that doesn’t damage the Hispanic community, which is being hurt very badly,” claimed the Democrat. “Much worse than the Caucasian community.”
Recent polls show Biden and President Trump neck-and-neck in the Sunshine State.