The Hill reports:
Michael Bloomberg is leading the pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls, a sign that the former New York City mayor has picked up traction in a crucial swing state before most of his rivals have even started to campaign there.
The poll shows Bloomberg with 27.3 percent support in the Sunshine State, up 10 points from a similar poll released late last month. Biden, meanwhile, has seen his support in Florida plummet, falling from more than 41 percent in January to 25.9 percent this month.
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are jockeying for third place in the state, notching 10.5 percent and 10.4 percent respectively, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar sits in fifth with 8.6 percent support.
Bloomberg 27% (+10)
Biden 26% (-15)
Buttigieg 11% (+5)
Sanders 10% (+1)
Klobuchar 9% (+4)
Warren 5% (-2)
(Conducted Feb 12-13)
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Bloomberg leading in Florida https://t.co/x0kaxlw91f
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 14, 2020
And there it is: A poll showing Bloomberg tied for the lead — in a delegate-rich March 17 statehttps://t.co/Tbgjlilcvu
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 14, 2020