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Polls: Trump Beating Clinton in Ohio and Florida

Donald Trump
AP
• September 14, 2016 4:57 pm

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Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton among likely voters in the key battleground swing states of Ohio and Florida, according to new CNN/ORC polls in both states.

In Ohio, Trump holds 46 percent of the vote while Clinton has 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson pulls eight percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein has only two percent.

In Florida, the results were closer, with Trump standing at 47 percent and Clinton at 44 percent. The margin of error for the poll is 3.5 percent. Johnson falls to six percent in Florida while Stein only pulls in one percent.

When likely voter screening is lifted and the polls are opened to all registered voters, however, Clinton beats Trump by one percent in Florida, and the Republican maintains a four percent lead in Ohio.

Republicans also enjoy a lead in both state’s Senate races. Incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R.) currently has a double digit lead over his democratic challenger, former Gov. Ted Strickland. In Florida, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio Rubio leads Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy.

A recent poll by Bloomberg showed Trump with a solid lead in Ohio as well, with Trump beating Clinton 48 to 43 percent in a two-way poll. When Bloomberg included other candidates, such as Johnson and Stein, Trump still beat Clinton 44 percent to 39 percent.