Bloomberg Poll: Donald Trump Leading Florida by Two Points

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is leading his opponent Hillary Clinton by two points in the important swing state of Florida, according to a poll published by Bloomberg News.

Trump is at 45 percent, according to the poll, while Hillary Clinton is at 43 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has four percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein has two percent.

Trump leads Clinton on having the knowledge to create jobs and change the way Washington does business, and Hillary Clinton leads on possessing the right temperament to be president and being a good role model for children. However, Trump leads Clinton on trustworthiness — 43 percent to 37 percent.

When asked whether voters believe that the election results will be fair, 66 percent appeared confident that their votes would be counted accurately, while 31 percent of voters were skeptical. Two percent were unsure.

Although the media raised the alarm after Trump’s statement that he would “keep people in suspense” when asked if he would accept the results of the election, a majority of voters in the state do not feel the same way.

Fifty-two percent of Florida voters said the statement did not bother them at all, while 36 percent said it bothered them a lot. Eleven percent said it bothered them “a little,” and one percent was not sure.

Surprisingly, Florida voters overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s recent actions to open up relations with Cuba. Sixty-seven percent approved of the actions, and only 22 percent disapproved. Eleven percent were not sure.

Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be handily leading his Democratic opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy for Senate, holding a ten-point lead. Rubio has 51 percent support to Murphy’s 41 percent.

The poll was conducted October 21-24 by Selzer & Co, based on interviews with 953 Florida residents, who say they will definitely vote or have already voted in the 2016 general election. (An oversample of 148 likely voters identified as Hispanic on the Florida registered voter list was conducted, leading to a total of 212 likely Hispanic voters.)


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