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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Two new Florida polls: Hillary Clinton up 2, up 1; Marco Rubio up 1




An Oct. 27 - Nov. 1 CNN/ORC poll of likely Florida voters shows Hillary Clinton neck and neck with Donald Trump 49 percent to 47 percent and Marco Rubio with 49 percent to Patrick Murphy's 48 percent.

The poll shows Clinton winning just 34 percent of white voters in Florida, and Trump winning just 21 percent of non-white voters. Trump led 50 percent to 42 percent among white college grads and 48 percent to 39 percent among inde

A newly released Oct. 27-Nov. 1 Quinnipiac poll similarly finds Clinton leading among likely Florida voters 46 percent to 45 percent.  From Quinnipiac:

Florida likely voters don’t like either candidate, giving Clinton a negative 44 – 54 percent favorability rating and giving Trump a negative 40 – 57 percent favorability.

The gender gap is small as women likely voters back Clinton 49 – 43 percent, while men go 47 percent for Trump and 44 percent for Clinton. White voters back Trump 58 – 34 percent while non-white voters back Clinton 72 – 21 percent. 

Trump leads 88 – 7 percent among Republican voters and 46 – 40 percent among independent voters. Clinton takes Democrats 86 – 8 percent. 

“Racial patterns are clearly evident in the Florida voting. Hillary Clinton is getting about a third of whites in Florida, to Trump’s 58 percent. Non-whites, however, break strongly for her,” Brown said

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:15pm]


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