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Economy and Hispanics Help Clinton Move Ahead of Trump in Florida

October 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has the lead over Donald Trump in the pivotal swing state of Florida thanks in part to growing optimism about the economy and support from Hispanics, a new poll shows. 

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) brought out a new poll on Thursday which has Clinton out front in Florida with 49 percent with Trump taking 43 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson pulls 1 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein takes less than one half of 1 percent. 

Both Clinton and Trump are upside down in the poll. Clinton is seen as favorable by 44 percent while 47 percent see her unfavorably. A majority of those surveyed--54 percent--see Trump as unfavorable while 41 percent see him favorably. 

The economy is helping Clinton, the poll shows as 54 percent say they are better off today than a year ago while 46 percent think they’re worse off. Looking ahead a year from now, 71 percent say they expect to be better off than they are now while 29 percent think they will be worse off.

Clinton takes 77 percent of those who say they are better off now than they were a year ago while 70 percent of those who say they are worse off support Trump. 

“The voter’s perception of their personal finances and the economic outlook for the country is driving this election,” insisted  Monica Escaleras, the director of FAU’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI), on Thursday. 

Clinton takes 51 percent of females and 46 percent of males. Trump has the support of 45 percent of males and 42 percent of females. Clinton’s ahead in South and Central Florida while Trump is ahead in the northern part of the state. 

The poll finds Clinton takes 92 percent of Democrats while Trump rounds up 80 percent of Republicans. Trump is ahead with voters outside the major parties, taking 45 percent while Clinton gets 36 percent of these voters. 

Kevin Wagner, who teaches political science at FAU, said Trump needs to turn things around in Florida if he wants to win the White House. 

“Mr. Trump continues to trail sharply among women and minorities and those numbers point to a loss in Florida barring a significant late improvement,” Wagner said. “Conventional wisdom in this state is that central Florida is the bellwether area. Our numbers are showing Mrs. Clinton ahead in that region by over 20 points. That should raise concerns in the Trump campaign.”

FAU also took a poll of Florida Hispanics which was released on Thursday. Clinton gets 52 percent of these voters while 33 percent favor Trump, 4 percent back Johnson and 1 percent are for Stein. 

Clinton is trading water with Florida Hispanics as 45 percent see her favorably while 44 percent see her as unfavorable. Trump is upside down with these voters as 61 percent view him unfavorably while 31 percent see him as favorable. 

The poll of 400 likely voters in Florida was taken from Oct. 5-9 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent. The separate poll of 400 Florida Hispanic voters had the same dates and margin of error. 

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Bologna... Economy sucks.. Since Obummer took office my wages, cut in half and then this year half of that... I'm too old to do many jobs and this is reflection on my next 30 years,. if I can't earn it now - I can never make it up.. my time is running out.. Thanks for nothing Democraps

I wonder how many homeless people they got to illegally register 100 people each, in the same handwriting like the Dems did in Obama's election? We better have computer experts at each precinct to see how they've programmed the ballot counter, and we better have poll watchers out in force, because so far WikiLeaks has pretty much shown that Hillary, her campaign staff and the Dems have lied, rigged, paid off in one way or another, and sold us out to our enemies!

All I can say to the Hispanic community in Florida is if you want to keep being gardener's, and minimum wage workers then vote Hillary the corrupt politician for president. If you are unable to connect the dots on the CLINTON'S CORRUPT PAST AND PRESENT then you deserve to get what you vote for.

Should be more like swampass. Because trump has ever showed you that he will be any better. The only thing he has showed me is that he is a possible sex offender, wanted the real estate market to crash because it would be good for his business opportunities, as well as lose 900 millions dollars and short the country on income that was needed.

Don't forget she did her thesis on Marxist, Revolutionary, Saul Alinsky and remained friends with him till the day he died. So for those of you who have come through Marxist/Socialist/Communist takeovers, this is what you'll have if Hillary wins this election. I'm voting for Trump... not because I like his insults, language, etc., but because I believe he will not allow this country to fall any further down to dictatorship rule!

All this means is that if Hillary is successful, she will be creating a large PERMANENT Class of gardners, landscapers, and minimum wage workers, that she truely doesn't care about, except as "living votes" to augment "dead Democrat votes"...

C Breeze. I should have known you were Trump supporter. You share the same traits as your leader (total ass). You were just mocking a veteran that lost his leg in the war. Disrespecting him because he preferred cannabis over the pain prescription pills. someone that is a true American respects the liberties that this country was meant to offer. Somewhere along the way we lost that. No thanks to hypocritical people like yourself that they only want those liberties when it benefits you and not others. Great American right there.

YES, I'm a TRUMP supporter,...AND a lifelong Democrat too. "Mocking a veteran who lost his leg in a war"??? So HE says...How do we know he's not just another drug abuser? How do we know he's even a Veteran? LIKE YOU, he disparages anyone who disagrees with him; LIKE YOU he resorts to vile insults, and like you, he is without doubt a Democrat... BUT, a "Clinton/Obama Democrat", self-serving and perpetually irresponsible "victim, good ONLY for voting Democrat for People who couldn't care less for you and your ilk. As Lyndon Johnson publically stated when he foisted his "New Society" on your "type": "If we give them what they want, they'll vote for us for the next two hundred years". WAKE UP!!! Rest assured, Democrats WILL keep you in a drugged state... Even Hitler knew THAT tactic and gave floride to the inmates in his death camps to keep the doomed docile... VOTE NO on 2 !!!!!! It's time to stop worrying about hopeless "users & abusers"!

Lmao. I'm a registered republican. I'm just not the type of person that lives and dies by a party. Trump is a vile man and from what I can tell he is also a sexual predator, with absolutely no knowledge on foreign policy. And is economics knowledge I see very suspect as well. Someone that loses over 900 million in a couple of years can't be call a great businessman. I see him as an idiot. He does know the process for filing for bankruptcy though. That might be the only advise anyone would ever want to get from him. Now I heard him talking about drugs test at his rally. What is this guy taking about. If anyone looks like their on drug it would be him. The guy doesn't stop sniffling in every debate, that or he is extremely nervous and can't handle the pressure. You put him in his rallies and he is great talking gibberish with people that love him. But put him in a pressure situation and he start sniffing like a scared dog. He is a thin skin weak minded individual. He should be psychologically evaluated.

Lmao. I'm a registered republican. I'm just not the type of person that lives and dies by a party. Trump is a vile man and from what I can tell he is also a sexual predator, with absolutely no knowledge on foreign policy. And is economics knowledge I see very suspect as well. Someone that loses over 900 million in a couple of years can't be call a great businessman. I see him as an idiot. He does know the process for filing for bankruptcy though. That might be the only advise anyone would ever want to get from him. Now I heard him talking about drugs test at his rally. What is this guy taking about. If anyone looks like their on drug it would be him. The guy doesn't stop sniffling in every debate, that or he is extremely nervous and can't handle the pressure. You put him in his rallies and he is great talking gibberish with people that love him. But put him in a pressure situation and he start sniffing like a scared dog. He is a thin skin weak minded individual. He should be psychologically evaluated.

Remember that Common Core (initially started with Clinton's "Goals 2000", at the insistence of Hillary and Friends) Go to the "Dear Hillary" letter which is part of the Congressional Record. You will discover that their education program is to "train students to fill the needs of the community" rather than to educate them for their own goals for themselves in accordance with their individual talents. Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, Race the Top, and now Common Core, are the same failed programs which have been recycled, renamed, and expanded. ... and each time they recycle a program, the new one is authored by people who all share the same philosophies of the previous authors of the previously failed programs.

This election is not about Republicans vs Democrats -- this election is the establishment (political, media, etc.) against we the people.

Hispanics I understand but economy??? Is Obama giving out more freebies?

Most white people are dumb white trash to think Hispanics care about freebies. Look inside a welfare office, and see how many Whites are in line waiting for their food stamps. Trumpy is just a racist white pig that doesn't deserve the presidential seat.

Don't know who you are, Dan King, but it is obvious by your post that you are an ignorant person, obviously lost, and unfortunately bound to fail in life. I'm so sorry for you... Don't worry, though, because you will see it happening to you, as you continue to stand and make decisions based on the current thoughts that run through your mind. The ONLY hope you have--or any of us have--is JESUS CHRIST. God gave us the United States of America as "One Nation Under God, with Liberty and Justice for ALL." The Clintons would sell Chelsy and their granddaughter if the price was right. They want the White House because it means enormous power. That's what they do, Dan. They SELL POWER. They have already been selling parts and pieces of America's power for money. Did you know that Hillary already has sold more than 20% of our Uranium to Putin? Yep! It's true. Check it out. You must open your eyes, Dan. You must open your eyes. Trump, like the rest of us, is flawed, but he is not for selling us out. He is for restoring what we have lost. He is the best we have got. You must open your eyes.

Flawed. No I'm sorry Sherilee. His is defective. The only thing trump has had the opportunity has been his name. If you don't think he will use the power of president to benefit his business you are mistaken.

Sharilee, let me know how it is in hell in the place reserved for hypocrites like you. Trump is a moneychanger of the first order................. Isn't that what Jesus died for, fighting the moneychangers?

And here's how I feel about this whole mess! Dear Elected Officials, From the time I was able to vote I voted Republican. I am 70+ and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of seniors who also network with thousands of others around the country. I received your questionnaire with your request for money and I strongly agree with every point you made as I have ever since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is “What have the Republicans done for the American people?” We gave you a majority in the house and senate and you never listened to us. Now you want our money. You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. If you really want to know how the majority of people feel (and this applies to both Democrats and Republicans), keep reading... Sincerely, Here comes the part about the raccoons: You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement or home is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement or home. You want them gone immediately. You call the city, 4 different exterminators but nobody could handle the job… But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don't care if the guy smells, you don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has a plumber's crack, you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. Period Back to Trump... Here’s why we want Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; yes, he has weird hair, but we don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck. The Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, potentially dangerous illegals are everywhere and dangerous agreements have been made with our well-funded enemies. We want it all fixed! We don't care that Trump is crude, we don't care that he insults people, we don't care that he has been friendly with Hillary, we don't care that he has changed positions, we don't care that he's been married 3 times, we don't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, we don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, and sending billions of borrowed dollars to our enemies. The world is laughing at us. Our media is distracting and brainwashing us and appears to be controlled by Washington. Our government is inviting 'refugees,' failing to provide security, and threatening our rights, even as the horrible results of those same actions play out in Europe. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even fit in or recognize our own country. We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, and sick of the blatant corruption behind the 'spending' of our tax dollars. We just want this thing fixed! Trump may not be perfect, may not have been our first choice among the candidates, but we see that he doesn't have political correctness and/or special interests restraining him. And he says he'll fix it. And we believe him because we know the end result of more of 'the same,' and because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or to at some point be called a failure. GO TRUMP!!

Mark, I am in the same peer group as you are, and I could not have said this any better. Thank you so much. Yesterday, here in Ocala at the Trump rally, when the Bishop prayed before the whole thing began, I could feel the Holy Spirit responding to everything he was praying. It was just wonderful being with so many people who love God and love our country. We are going to win this thing. I just know it! On the 18th, all over the country, they are showing a movie for Christians. It is called, "Revive Us and it offers an opportunity for all American's, all over the nation, to gather and pray. It is an opportunity not to be missed.

I'm sorry. You being Christian you should know better than to say you felt feel the Holy Spirit at a trump rally. Jesus and the Holy Spirit will would probably appalled by the actions trump has showed in his life. My God he is a possible sex offender and you telling me the Holy Spirit was there. You my friend are an idiot.

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