A Breitbart/Gravis poll conducted in Florida this week before Friday’s announcement that the FBI is reopening its investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State shows the race in the Sunshine State is a statistical tie between Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump.
The poll, conducted over Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by one point, 48 percent to 47 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had only one percent support, and three percent of voters were undecided.
The poll of 1,301 registered voters across Florida has a 2.7 percent margin of error. The one point differential between Clinton and Trump is within that margin of error.
Floridians who responded to the poll had strong views on the direction of the country, Obamacare, immigration, and refugees.
Fifty-five percent want the next president to change the direction of the country and pursue new policies, while 38 percent want to continue Barack Obama’s policies.
A whopping 68 percent disapprove of Hillary Clinton’s proposals to increase the number of Syrian refugees arriving in the United States by more than 500 percent, from 10,000 in 2016 to 65,000 in 2017. Only 19 percent approve of Clinton’s proposals to increase the number of Syrian refugees. In the latest national poll conducted by Breitbart/Gravis, 63 percent oppose increasing the number of Syrian refugees, while 26 percent approve of Clinton’s proposals to increase that number.
Fifty-two percent do not believe that Syrian refugees arriving in the United States have been subjected to the most rigorous security vetting, as the Obama Administration claims, while 33 percent believe the Obama administration’s claims.
Fifty percent agree with Donald Trump that NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, is the worst trade deal in modern American history, and that TPP, the TransPacific Partnership, is almost as bad. Twenty-eight percent disagree.
Fifty-five percent say Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, has not been a success, while 33 percent say it is a success.
Doug Kaplan, managing partner of Gravis Marketing, which this week also conducted a North Carolina poll showing a statistical tie between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, tells Breitbart News, “Trump could win both states. He has made an amazing comeback.”
“I do want to say in Nevada, Florida, and North Carolina, if it’s close ground game matter, Secretary Clinton still has the advantage because of her ground game,” Kaplan, a resident of Florida, adds.
“In my state of Florida, Hillary has a built in advantage of two points based on her organization,” he adds.
The results of this poll are likely to be overshadowed by reaction to the stunning news announced Friday afternoon that the FBI is reopening the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
In the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), the poll shows the two men are tied at 46 percent each.
The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Rubio with a 5.6 percent lead over Murphy.