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Mason-Dixon poll: Clinton 44%, Trump 42% in Florida

@PatriciaMazzei

Florida's presidential race is quite close, according to a new poll, with Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by only 2 percentage points.

Clinton's 44-42 percent advantage over Trump is within the 4-percentage-point error margin of the survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 6 percent support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 2 percent.

The survey shows Trump is less liked that Clinton. Thirty-five percent of respondents viewed her favorably while 45 percent viewed her unfavorably. For Trump, those numbers were 29 percent and 52 percent, respectively.

Clinton leads among Democrats, women, African-Americans and Hispanics. Trump is favored among Republicans, independents, men and non-Hispanic whites. 

Florida's swing I-4 corridor is essentially tied. Trump is ahead in North and Southwest Florida, and Clinton in Southeast Florida.

Mason-Dixon polled 625 registered voters by phone from Aug. 22-24.

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