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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 42% to 38% in new poll

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Hillary Clinton continues to lead in the Sunshine State, with a new poll showing her ahead of Donald Trump by four percentage points.

A newly released Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely Florida voters shows Clinton leads Trump, 42 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 6 percent support, followed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent. Four percent of respondents said they either would vote for someone else or refused to say who they were voting for.

The online poll of 1,532 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 5 through Oct. 12.

The survey found Clinton has the backing of 25 percent of independent voters, compared to the 38 percent who said they were backing Trump. Both candidates carry the same share, 83 percent, of their base.

The poll found 7 percent of likely Democratic voters were backing Trump, compared to 6 percent of likely Republican voters supporting Clinton.

Clinton’s lead narrows in a head-to-head match-up, 42 percent to 40 percent.

Trump has lagged behind in the polls for weeks. In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton has an average lead of 4 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics. In a four-way race, the polling aggregation site shows Clinton leads Trump in Florida by an average of 3.8 percent.

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