Florida

Florida

Florida has voted Republican in 12 of the last 17 presidential elections (dating back to 1952). The last Republican to win the White House without winning Florida was Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The last Democrat to win the White House without winning Florida was Bill Clinton in 1992. See 2020 primary results

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COUNTIES TO WATCH

Duval County
Home to Jacksonville, Duval split almost evenly in 2016, 49% to Trump and 48% to Clinton. The county broke narrowly toward the Democrats in the state's extremely close 2018 Senate and governor contests.
Miami-Dade County
Florida's largest county typically breaks Democratic, and is one major urban center in a battleground state where Hillary Clinton outperformed Barack Obama.
Pinellas County
Obama carried Pinellas by a solid margin in each of his two runs, but in 2016, the county, home to St. Petersburg, turned in a near-even result.
Orange County
This fast-growing county has been trending Democratic in recent cycles; population growth there could boost Democratic fortunes.
St. Lucie County
A swing county between Orlando and Miami, St. Lucie County tilted toward Trump in 2016 after Obama won it in both 2008 and 2012. The county broke for both Democratic candidates in the 2018 gubernatorial and Senate races.

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PAST RESULTS

2016 Florida president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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49.0%
4,617,886
Clinton
47.8%
4,504,975
Johnson
2.2%
207,043
Stein
0.7%
64,399
2018 Florida senate
Candidate%Votes
Scott
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50.1%
4,099,505
Nelson
49.9%
4,089,472
2018 Florida governor
Candidate%Votes
DeSantis
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49.6%
4,076,186
Gillum
49.2%
4,043,723
2018 Florida house
14republicans13democrats

DEMOGRAPHICS

Florida population estimate (2019): 21.5 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

Florida
US
White
75% FL
73% US
Hispanic or Latino
25% FL
18% US
Black or African American
16% FL
13% US
Other
3% FL
5% US
Asian
3% FL
5% US
Native American
<1% FL
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% FL
<1% US

INCOME

Florida
US
Household median income
$53,267 FL
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
6.5% FL
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
14% FL
14% US

EDUCATION

Florida
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
29% FL
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.