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Fresh Florida poll shows Clinton building a lead over Trump



Hillary Clinton is growing a lead in Florida, according to a new poll showing her ahead of Donald Trump by 5 percentage points.

With other candidates in the mix, Clinton still has improved. The PPP survey shows her at 46 percent vs. 42 percent for Trump. Gary Johnson pulls 5 percent of the vote and Jill Stein 1 percent. Two weeks ago, Clinton's advantage was 45/43.

In a head to head, Clinton's lead over Trump grows to 5 points at 49/44.

From a release:

Trump was already unpopular in Florida but after the revelations of the last week his favorability numbers have cratered in the state. On our last poll he had a net -11 rating (42/53) and that's declined by another 11 points to where it's now -22 (37/59). Clinton, on the other hand, has seen a slight improvement from 43/53 up to 44/51.

It seems like Trump's last ditch effort to revive his campaign might be trying to use Bill Clinton's past accused actions against his wife, but we find that voters in Florida are likely to firmly reject that line of attack. Only 35% of voters think it's fair to hold Hillary responsible for the behavior of her husband, to 57% who say that's unfair. That line of argument might play well with Trump's hardcore base, but it's not likely to help him win over many new converts.

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[Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2016 5:18pm]


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