By: Lanetra Bennett
May 10, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new poll says presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied in Florida.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows Clinton at 43 percent and Trump at 42 percent. But, says both are unpopular with many Florida voters.
Each is viewed unfavorably by 57 percent voters.
“I’m not really too fond of either of them. But, I choose Hillary. I just feel Donald might get us out of debt, but it’ll be so much worse in our own country because of his way of thinking.” Said, Gadsden County resident Madison Marcus.
Political analyst, Gary Yordon, says Trump caught up to Hillary in Florida because a big event usually causes a bump in the polls. He says Trump being named the presumptive Republican nominee was that big bump.
Yordon believes the close margin is temporary. He said, “It’s just ground that Trump simply can’t make up. There are certain bells that you can’t un-ring. Florida was kind of leaning Democratic anyway. I think there are constituencies in Florida that Donald Trump will do well with. I just don’t think there’s enough of them.”
The poll says Clinton does better among women voters, whereas it’s men for Trump.
The poll indicates that in the end, the race in Florida could come down to independent voters. Clinton and Trump each receive support of 39 percent of those voters.
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