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Hillary Clinton 55 percent, Bernie Sanders 29 percent in Florida, according to new poll

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Hillary Clinton continues her dominance in Florida in the Democratic presidential primary, according to a St. Pete Polls survey released on Thursday. The former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator leads Vermont independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 55 percent-29 percent.

No other Democrat gets more than 2 percent in the poll. That would be former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, who is officially at 1.8 percent.

Clinton and Sanders will both be in Florida on Friday, speaking at the National Urban League meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

The Florida Democratic U.S. Senate race is a different story, however.

Orlando U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and Jupiter U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy are in a virtual tie some 13 months before Florida Democratic primary voters will go to the polls. Grayson is at 20 percent, Murphy at 19 percent. Former Navy JAG officer and Palm Beach County attorney Pam Keith is third with 7 percent support.

But the majority — 53 percent — say they are uncertain at this time.

This poll of 1,080 Florida likely Democratic primary voters was conducted from Saturday, July 18, 2015, to Tuesday, July 28, 2015. It has a 3.0 percent Margin of Error at a 95 percent confidence level.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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