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Quinnipiac poll: Trump, Clinton tied at 47% in Florida

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Florida's presidential race remains as tight as ever, according to a new poll that shows Republican Donald Trump tied with Democrat Hillary Clinton in the nation's largest swing state.

Clinton and Trump are tied at 47 percent in a head-to-head match-up, a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found. They're tied at 43 percent in a four-way race with Libertarian Gary Johnson, who drew 8 percent support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who drew 2 percent.

Clinton leads Trump by 20 percentage points, 56-36 percent, among women. Trump leads Clinton by 22 percentage points, 58-36 percent, among men. He holds a 48-39 percent lead among independent voters. Non-white voters favor Clinton by 67-25 percent.

"To understand the racial divide in the electorate, consider the sharp contrast between white men and non-white voters in Florida," Peter A. Brown, the poll's assistant director, said in a statement. "Trump is getting just 25 percent from minority voters, while Clinton gets just 26 percent of white men."

Quinnipiac surveyed voters in four other swing states and found Ohio also too close to call. Clinton edges Trump, but not by much, in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Last month, Quinnipiac also found Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck in Florida, 46-45 percent.

"The obvious takeaway from these numbers is that Donald Trump has staged a comeback from his post-Democratic convention lows, especially in Pennsylvania and Ohio," Brown said Thursday. "Taking a bit longer view, however, we see a race that appears little changed from where it was as the GOP convention began in July, and at least in these four key states is very much up for grabs."

In Florida, Quinnipiac polled 761 likely voters from Aug. 29-Sept. 7. The state poll has an error margin of 3.6 percentage points.

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