Polls Show Clinton, Trump in Tight Race in Florida

The battle for president is raging in Florida
The battle for president is raging in Florida. Photo courtesy of DonkeyHotey.

With just a bit more than a week left until election day, there are still some states which are hard to call, one of them being Florida.

Two independent polls in that traditionally battleground state show the two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, running neck and neck.

One poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal revealed that in a four-way race Clinton just edges out Trump with 45 percent versus 44 percent of voters. Gary Johnson won 5 percent and Jill Stein winning 2 percent. In a two-way vote the candidates are ties with 46 percent each.

A New York Times Upshot/Siena poll in Florida Trump leads in a four-way race with 46 percent to Clinton’s 42 percent. If just two candidates were in the race Trump still leads, but to a lesser extent: 48 percent to 45 percent.

The polls were both done while early voting was being conducted in the state, and before the email-server revelations concerning Hillary Clinton made by FBI Director James Comey.

Gail Nussbaum

Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)leftjustified.com.

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