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Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump, 48% to 42%

Hillary Clinton has a six-point lead over Donald Trump in the Sunshine State, according to a new poll from Suffolk University.

The poll found 48 percent of likely Florida voters would vote for Clinton; while 42 percent picked Trump. About 10 percent of voters polled said they were still undecided.

Clinton has voters in South Florida to thank for her lead, said David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. The poll found 57 percent of voters in the southern part of the state said they would back Clinton.

Trump has strong support in the northern part of the state, where 54 percent of voters polled said they would vote for the New York Republican.

With 29 electoral votes, Florida is will be critical come November. That isn’t lost on the candidates, with both campaigns swinging through Florida this week.

Clinton might be in the lead, but Florida voters continue to have an unfavorable opinion of her. The survey found 50 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, while 44 percent said they had a favorable opinion.

It’s still better than how Trump fared. The survey found 54 percent of Florida voters had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, with just 36 percent saying they had a favorable opinion.

The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Aug. 1 through Aug. 3. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

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