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Photos: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Joe Biden is beating President Trump by 13 points in Florida — 51% to 38% — per a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Why it matters: With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is a key state for the president to hang onto in order to win re-election.

  • Respondents favored Trump on handling the economy (50% to 47%) but thought Biden would be better at handling issues like health care, the coronavirus response, a crisis and racial inequality.

Flashback: In late April, respondents put Biden ahead of Trump in the same poll by just four points (46% to 42%).

  • And in mid-July 2016, Trump was ahead of Hillary Clinton by three points (42% to 39%).

The big picture: 70% think that the spread of coronavirus is out of control in the state, and A majority of Floridians (61%) believe Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reopened the economy "too quickly."

  • 79% say that people in the state should be required to wear face masks in public. Florida currently has no mask mandate.
  • 62% also believe that it will be unsafe to send kids to K-12 schools in the fall.

Methodology: The RDD telephone survey was conducted from July 16 – 20 to 924 Floridians who self-identified as registered voters with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.2 percentage points.

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Poll: Biden ahead in Wisconsin and Michigan as coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest

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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a 7-point lead in Michigan and 17-point lead in Wisconsin against President Trump just days ahead of the general election.

Why it matters: Both swing states are vital for the candidates — but particularly for Trump, who's been floundering in state and national polling for weeks. Moreover, the surge for Biden comes as both Michigan and Wisconsin grapple with rising coronavirus case numbers as America approaches a potential winter wave of positive tests.

Cook Political Report moves Texas to "toss up" in presidential race

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Cook Political Report moved Texas from "lean Republican" to "toss up" for the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday.

Why it matters: Texas, which has 38 electoral votes, hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976. A win for Biden in the historically red state would likely be a knockout blow against Trump.

Oct 28, 2020 - Technology

Exclusive: Poll shows bipartisan support for tech antitrust action

About half of Americans on both sides of the aisle back the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google, while fewer than a third oppose it, according to a new poll from progressive groups Demand Progress and Data for Progress shared exclusively with Axios.

Why it matters: There's a growing pile of evidence that regulatory action against Big Tech has bipartisan support, as state and federal antitrust action circles companies like Google and Facebook.