Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump in Florida, but Floridians don’t have a favorable impression of either candidate.
A new survey by business group Associated Industries of Florida found that Clinton would defeat Trump in Florida, 49 percent to 36 percent. The former Secretary of State leads the New York Republican in almost every demographic, including Hispanics (+43) and voters in the critical I-4 corridor (+19). The only demographic where Trump leads Clinton is among whites (+8).
While Clinton might be the preferable candidate, she isn’t well liked. The survey found 52 percent of Floridians said they had an unfavorable opinion of her. Forty-six percent of respondents said they had a favorable opinion, while 3 percent said they were unsure.
Clinton was upside down in several major demographics, including Hispanics (-2), non-major party voters (-8) and millennials (-31).
And yet, her unfavorables are nothing compared to those of Trump. The survey found 62 percent of Floridians had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, while 33 percent had a favorable view. Four percent of respondents said they were unsure.
The survey found 87 percent of Hispanics, who will make up about 14 percent of the general electorate, have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. He’s also underwater among females (-32) and non-major party voters (-34).
AIF also looked at how Ted Cruz would fare in Florida. The survey found 58 percent of Floridians said they had an unfavorable view of the Texas Republican; while 28 percent said they had a favorable view.
Cruz was underwater in almost every demographic, including non-major party voters (-25), females (-30) and whites (-27).
Clinton would also defeat Cruz in the Sunshine State. Forty-eight percent of Floridians said they would choose Clinton, while 39 percent stated that they would pick Cruz.
The Associated Industries of Florida survey interviewed 604 likely general election voters by phone from April 25 through April 27.