A new poll shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a slight lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Trump in the key state of Florida.
Trump leads with 43 percent over Clinton’s 41 percent, according to the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative survey released Wednesday. Another 8 percent of those surveyed favor Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, and 5 percent are undecided.
Trump has a sizable portion of the independent voters, leading with 47 percent to 26 percent. While he leads with males 46 percent to 36 percent, it is Clinton who has the edge among females with 45 percent to 41 percent. Trump carries the lead among white voters, 49 percent to 33 percent, but trails behind Clinton among black Americans with 20 percent to her 68 percent. Clinton also has a 10-point lead among Hispanics.
“The race between Clinton and Trump among Hispanics in Florida is closer than it is nationally,” Monica Escaleras, director of the FAU BEPI, said, according to the survey. “Some of that is probably the Cuban vote. Trump’s support among Latinos in Florida is helping him stay competitive.”