After the third and final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton continues to have the lead over Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida, a new poll shows.
On behalf of Fox 13 Tampa Bay and Fox 35 Orlando, Opinion Savvy released a poll on Friday which shows Clinton leading with 49 percent and Trump taking 45 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson takes 3 percent while 2 percent are for Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Only 2 percent are undecided with two and a half weeks to go until Election Day.
There was little movement from a poll of Florida that Opinion Savvy released last week after the second presidential debate. Clinton led that poll with 47 percent followed by Trump with 44 percent, Johnson with 5 percent and Stein with 1 percent.
Clinton’s lead in the new poll is thanks in part to leading Trump with votes outside the major parties by a 2 to 1 margin. A majority of these voters--57 percent--back Clinton while 28 percent for Trump.
There’s a gender gap in Florida, the poll shows. Clinton pulls 53 percent of women while 42 percent of them are for Trump. Trump is ahead with men, taking 49 percent while 44 percent of them prefer Clinton.
Asked who won the final presidential debate, almost half of those surveyed--48 percent--said Clinton while 42 percent thought Trump won the debate. The rest of those surveyed did not watch the debate. In their polls of Florida voters taken over the past month, Opinion Savvy found more voters thought Clinton won the debates than Trump did though Friday’s poll was the narrowest margin.
The poll of 538 likely Florida voters was taken on Oct. 20 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percent.