CBS News/YouGov poll of Florida: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in dead heat

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A CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday shows a virtual tie between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Forty-three percent of likely Florida voters would vote for Clinton if the election were held today, giving her a one-point lead over Trump at 42 percent. Another 14 percent were undecided or open to an alternative candidate.

Breaking down the numbers, YouGov’s analysis notes that Clinton leads among voters under 45 years old, while Trump leads with voters above 45 years old.

Meanwhile, “Clinton leads among black voters by 69 points, and leads among Hispanics by 14 points, but Trump leads among whites by 14 …  Trump leads by nine among men while Clinton leads by nine among women.”

Both Clinton and Trump have, at 56 percent, sky-high unfavorable numbers.

A poll pitting Trump against Bernie Sanders also showed a dead heat, with both the Republican and the progressive champion at 44 percent each.

The poll, conducted between May 16 and May 19, has a 4 percent margin of error.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


One comment

  • Voncile

    May 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Floridian, white, and female voting for Donald Trump. So is my 25 yr old grand daughter and her 48 yr old mother. Florida women for Trump – 2016 and beyond!!

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