Bloomberg Poll: Trump Up 2 Points in Florida


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s focus on Florida appears to be paying dividends.

According to a Bloomberg poll released early Wednesday, Trump has taken a two-point lead in the Sunshine State with less than two weeks until Election Day.

The poll, which was taken Friday through Monday, shows Trump at 45 percent over his opponent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at 43 percent. The poll also shows Trump with edge with independent voters.

The poll is still within the margin of error of 3.2 percent, but it is in contrast with many other polls that show Trump down in Florida. It does, however, show Clinton with a lead among Hispanics at 51 percent.

Other highlights for Clinton in the poll include a commanding 30-point lead in Miami, while Trump has 14-point lead in the northwest part of the state.

Trump just wrapped up a five-stop swing in Florida on Tuesday night in Tallahassee. Clinton is wrapping up her three-stop swing in the state on Wednesday with stops in Lake Worth and Tampa.

Also included in the poll was the contest for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat between incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (R-FL). Rubio has a commanding 51-41 lead over Murphy in the Bloomberg survey.

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