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Hillary Clinton Holds Slim Lead Over Donald Trump in Florida

October 17, 2016 - 3:45pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

With three weeks left until the presidential election, Hillary Clinton is clinging to a narrow lead over Donald Trump in the key state of Florida. 

Quinnipiac University released a poll on Monday showing Clinton taking 48 percent while Trump took 44 percent of the vote. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee, pulls 4 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein lags with 1 percent.

When the minor party candidates are taken out of the mix, Clinton leads 49 percent to 45 percent. 

Both of the major party candidates have nailed down their respective bases, with Clinton reeling in 91 percent of Democrats while 85 percent of Republicans are for Trump. But Clinton has made up ground with voters outside the major parties and now leads with those voters with 46 percent while 38 percent say they are behind Trump. 

The survey shows a gender gap in the Sunshine State. A majority of women -- 54 percent -- are for Clinton while 39 percent are for Trump. The Republican does better with men with 49 percent supporting him while 40 percent are for Clinton. 

There’s also a racial divide as a majority of whites -- 57 percent -- are for Trump while 34 percent back Clinton. But the Democrat gets almost three-fourths of non-whites -- 73 percent -- while 19 percent are for Trump. 

Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, explained why Clinton leads the poll. 

"Hillary Clinton is holding a thin lead in Florida because she is winning the battle for independent voters and holding her lead among women, non-white voters and her Democratic base,” Brown said. “Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, considered the alternative to Clinton or Trump, is not catching fire in the Sunshine State.”

Brown insisted Trump “probably can’t win” if he doesn’t carry Florida. 

The poll of 660 likely voters in Florida was taken from Oct. 10-Oct. 17 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent. 

Clinton and Trump meet in their third and final debate on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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That 54% of Women who will blindly vote for Hillary are too stupid to deserve 'voting rights', and a 'move' should be started to remove the 16th Amendment from our U.S. Constitution...

Wow. That's a real radical statement. You sound just like trump. You smell defeat and already blaming other people. How about the fact that trump is just an idiot. That will be the reason why trump is more than likely going to lose. Not because of the women voters. How about catering his campaign to women so he can get those votes instead of degrading them like he has done is whole life. He is one of the most weak minded people ever to run for office.

Not bought or rigged. Just grotesquely unbalanced reporting. Not just unbalanced, but reporting that fails to distinguish what is important and what is not. Communications that may endanger national security? Not important. Destroying computers which are evidence? Not important. Vulgar language? OMG!!! Why is this? Because what is "cool" is very important, and the crowd you hang with, what they think is very important. And the crowd that writes the news, that decides what *is* news, is for Hillary.

Yeah, it's a rigged system, that's the ticket to cover my azz so I don't have to admit that I'm a loser big time to all my gullible fools I've been playing............ Of course it could be I'm a raving lying con man that is so crude, rude, bully that can't bully, beat Clinton so he is now the victim! ! .......... Crying Hillary is rigging the game by being a better candidate, actually for people........What a bunch of gullible fools you Trump Chumps are.

You TrumPutin people Just do not get it. Wake up he is know nothing fraud

Crooked Hillary colluded w/FBI and DOJ and media is covering up to protect her. It's a Rigged System! Our country deserves better!

go to Wikipedia and check to see who has more supporters... Trump or Hillary.. Who has to pay people to attend and who has Thousands waiting to get in??? ha ha dream on..

the read stold my thunder he/she is right on

Yep you can tell by the enthusiasm her supporters have.. all 100 or 200 of them.. Compared to 100,000 of Trump supporters.. ...................Get real.. If she wins it's because it was BOUGHT..... Its RIGGED..

Bought? Rigged? Lemming!!!!

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