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New poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump virtually tied in Florida

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in the Sunshine State.

A new Quinnipiac University poll found 46 percent of likely Florida voters polls were backing Clinton, while 45 percent picked Trump. The survey of 1,056 likely Florida voters has a margin of error of 3 percent.

Clinton is still deeply disliked in Florida. The survey found 55 percent of likely voters said they had an unfavorable opinion of her. About 39 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the former secretary of state.

Trump didn’t fare much better: 54 percent of likely voters said they had an unfavorable view, while 39 percent had a positive view.

By comparison, 53 percent of Florida voters said they had a favorable view of President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton; and 61 percent of those polled said they had a favorable opinion of First Lady Michelle Obama.

The survey found only 29 percent of respondents said they were pro-Trump. Instead, 54 percent of respondents said they were supporting the New York businessman because they did not support Clinton.

When it comes to Clinton voters, 42 percent said they were voting for her because they were pro-Clinton. Another 41 percent said their main motivation was to vote against Trump.

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