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Florida poll: Hillary Clinton 46%. Donald Trump 45%



A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday afternoon found a virtual dead heat in Florida, with a deep gender gap and Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 46 percent to 45 percent. 

"Florida women back Clinton 53 – 40 percent, while men back Trump 51 – 39 percent. Republicans back Trump 91 – 5 percent, while Clinton leads 89 – 8 percent among Democrats. Independent voters are divided with 42 percent for Clinton and 41 percent for Trump. White voters back Trump 57 – 36 percent, as non-white voters go to Clinton 68 – 21 percent."

“The closeness of the Florida race is seen inside the numbers. Independent voters are split 42 – 41 percent; she leads by 13 percent among women, while he is up 12 points among men. They have the same favorable rating among voters, 39 percent,” Quinnipiac's Peter Brown said.


[Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 3:09pm]


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