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Poll: Trump up by 2 Points in Florida

The latest Florida poll by Bloomberg Politics has revealed that Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton by 2 points in the state.

The Hill reports:

Trump is backed by 45 percent of registered voters in a four-way race, while Clinton is at 43 percent. Trump holds a 1-point lead over Clinton in a head-to-head match-up.

Pollsters also found Trump is leading Clinton among likely independent voters in the Sunshine State. Trump has 43 percent support from that bloc, while Clinton has 41 percent. When third-party candidates are included, Trump’s lead among independent voters increases by 1 point, while Clinton drops 4 points.

Clinton leads Trump by 2 points, 47 to 45 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average of Florida polls.

As for the state’s Senate race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio holds a significant 10-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Rep. Patrick Murphy. The Bloomberg survey has Rubio performing better than other recent polls. The Florida senator currently holds a 3.5 point lead over Murphy in the RealClearPolitics state polling average.

The Bloomberg survey, conducted Oct. 21–24, sampled 953 registered Florida voters. It has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

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