Donald Trump gets some good news in the highly competitive swing state of Florida today, as the latest poll is showing him in a 2 point lead.
According to the Florida Atlantic University poll of 1200 respondents, Donald Trump comes in at 43% while Hillary Clinton is at 41%. The poll’s margin of error is 2.7 points, so it falls within that range, but it’s a marked improvement over the past few results in the sunshine state.
The Florida poll’s internals found the following results in demographics:
For the presidential race, both candidates are underwater in terms of their favorability ratings in Florida. Trump scores a 41 percent favorable and 56 percent unfavorable rating, while Clinton has 40 percent favorable and 58 percent unfavorable rating. Clinton, meanwhile, has a loyalty score of 90 percent (those who have a favorable opinion and are voting for her), while Trump has a loyalty score of 94 percent.
Trump leads among males 46 percent to 36 percent, but trails Clinton among women 45 percent to 41 percent. Independents are voting for Trump by a wide margin of 47 percent to 26 percent. Trump leads among white voters 49 to 33 percent, but trails with African Americans 68 to 20 percent, as well as Hispanics 50 to 40 percent.
“The race between Clinton and Trump among Hispanics in Florida is closer than it is nationally,” said Monica Escaleras, Ph.D., director of the BEPI. “Some of that is probably the Cuban vote. Trump’s support among Latinos in Florida is helping him stay competitive.”
Trump has a much better lead with Hispanics in Florida than nationwide, as well as with African American voters. Donald Trump also trounces Clinton with Independents, beating Clinton by 21%.
The results of this Florida poll are encouraging, and if other swing states follow this same trend in the coming months, Trump will prove the mainstream media, polling experts and political pundits wrong once again.