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Hillary Clinton 48%, Donald Trump 44% in new poll

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Hillary Clinton has a slight edge over Donald Trump in the Sunshine State, thanks in part to independent voters.

A new Quinnipiac University poll found Clinton leads Trump, 48 percent to 44 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 4 percent support, while Jill Stein pulled support from 1 percent of respondents.

“Hillary Clinton is holding a thin lead in Florida because she is winning the battle for independent voters and holding her lead among women, non-white voters, and her Democratic base,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a statement.

The survey of 660 likely Florida voters was conducted from Oct. 10 through Oct. 16. The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percent.

The survey showed Clinton is supported by 46 percent of independent voters and 91 percent of Democrats. The poll found 85 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of independent voters said they were backing Trump.

More than half (54 percent) of women surveyed said they were backing Clinton, compared to 39 percent who said they were supporting Trump.

The survey also showed Clinton topped Trump in Colorado, 45 percent to 37 percent. In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump 47 percent to 41 percent

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