The perception has grown of Florida as a red state akin to Alabama or Tennessee. And yet, Barack Obama carried Florida twice, and Trump’s winning margins were thin. How red is Florida?
Democrats won the presidency and the Senate in 2020 without winning Florida. Still, if they want to hold these gains, let alone build on them, they need to expand the map, and Florida is an obvious target. Even if Democrats fail to take back the state in 2024, Florida still has a way to go before it can be considered a Republican stronghold.