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Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 3 points in Florida, Rubio leads Murphy by 2 points

 

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A new poll out Sunday from NBC News, the Wall Street Journal and Marist finds Democrat Hillary Clinton edging out Republican Donald Trump in Florida, 45 percent to 42 percent, with nearly a month to go before Election Day.

Meanwhile, 5 percent of those surveyed in Florida supported Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3 percent favored Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

In a two-way contest, the poll found Clinton was far and away ahead of Trump among blacks (80 percentage-point lead), Latinos (36-point lead), young likely voters (32-point lead) and women (10-point lead). Trump led among men (7-point lead) and whites (19-point lead), particularly those without a college degree. His lead was only 4 percentage points among whites with a college degree, compared to 33 points for those without one, NBC said. (More here.)

The poll also gauged support in the U.S. Senate contest between Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Patrick Murphy. It's too close to call, with the poll finding Rubio ahead of Murphy by just 2 percentage points. Rubio had 48 percent support among those surveyed, compared to 46 percent for Murphy.

About 2 percent supported another candidate and 4 percent were undecided, the poll found. It did not include others on the ballot for the Senate race: Libertarian Paul Stanton or the four no-party affiliation candidates.

Rubio has consistently led Murphy by various margins in all polls since June.

Between Oct. 3-5, NBC/WSJ/Marist surveyed 979 registered Florida voters (with a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points) and 700 likely Florida voters (with a margin of error of plus-minus 3.7 percentage points).

Image credit: NBC News

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