HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The latest poll in the race for president shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a slight edge over Republican nominee Donald Trump, following Monday’s debate at Hofstra University in New York.
The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon from September 27 through September 29, 2016 and included a total of 820 registered Florida voters. They were interviewed statewide by telephone. All indicated they were likely to vote in the November general election.
Here’s how the numbers shake out:
Following the first debate of the presidential general election campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 46 to 42% lead over Donald Trump in Florida. Libertarian Gary Johnson is supported by 7%, Green Party candidate Jill Stein is backed by only 1% and 4% remain undecided.
The race in Florida continues to predictably split among the various demographic sub-groups. Clinton leads among Democrats (83%-10%), women (54%-36%), blacks (92%-1%), Hispanics (64%-29%) and in Southeast Florida (58%-29%)..
Trump is ahead with Republicans (77-13%), unaffiliated voters (41%-33%), men (49%-37%) and non-Hispanic whites (53%-33%). Trump still has very strong support
in North Florida (53%-37%) and Southwest Florida (51%-36%).
In the generally decisive I-4 corridor, Clinton currently has a slight advantage. She now has a 47%-40% in the swing Tampa Bay area, while Trump only leads 46%-43% in more Republican leaning Central Florida.
Despite small shifts that have given Clinton a post-debate bump, the race is still very competitive and the outcome will hinge on where and among whom voter turnout is higher.
The poll has a 3.5% margin of error.
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