Florida Chamber poll: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump close; Marco Rubio edging Patrick Murphy

Florida Chamber poll: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump close; Marco Rubio edging Patrick Murphy

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Hillary Clinton holds a within-the-margin-of-error lead over Donald Trump in Florida and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is barely edging Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy in the Senate race, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute poll.

 

Clinton gets 43 percent and Trump 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson claiming 8 percent in the Sept. 15-20 poll of 617 likely voters with a 4 percent margin of error.

 

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (left) edges Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter in the Florida Chamber poll.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (left) edges Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter in the Florida Chamber poll.

Rubio has a 46-to-42 percent lead over Murphy in the poll.

 

A medical marijuana amendment gets 73 percent support in the poll. Amendments to the Florida constitution require 60 percent support for passage.

 

Among Hispanic voters, who make up 15.4 percent of the Florida electorate, Clinton holds a 53-to-30 percent lead over Trump in a head-to-head match up and a 49-to-30 percent lead in an expanded race with Johnson getting 12 percent.

 

In 2012, the Florida Hispanic vote went 60-to-39 percent for President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.

 

Black voters, who are 13.3 percent of the electorate in Florida, favor Clinton by an 89-to-4 percent margin over Trump; Obama got 95 percent of the black vote in Florida in 2012.

 

Florida voters have overall negative opinions of both Clinton (41 percent favorable, 55 percent unfavorable) and Trump (39 percent favorable, 53 percent unfavorable).

 

 

 

 




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