Florida is an important battleground state for the upcoming Presidential election in November, and both Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) have been neck and neck in the polls. Now, after the first presidential debate, it seems that Clinton has gained a small lead over the Don.
The former Secretary of State has gained a 46%-42% lead over Trump in a recent Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey as Politico Florida reported. Said poll only shows a 2-point shift in Clinton’s favor since the last time it was conducted, and the margin of error is 3.5 points.
When both candidates are compared with support within their respective parties, Clinton leads Trump with 83%-10% among Democrats and Trump leads Clinton with 77%-13% among Republicans. But, Trump also leads Clinton in an area that proves problematic for the Democratic Party nominee. Trump leads Clinton in support from independent voters with 41%-33%.
In Florida, Clinton receives the strongest support from the Southeast area, and Trump receives the strongest support from North and Southwest Florida. Brad Coker, the Mason-Dixon pollster, commented that Clinton has gained a lead of “47%-40% in the swing Tampa Bay area, while Trump only leads 46%-43% in more Republican leaning Central Florida.”
Because of this, Florida appears to be one of the states that will be the deciding factor in the election.
So, with this in mind, will Clinton’s lead change? Probably.
Will Trump bounce back? He can, but only if his performance in the second Presidential debate is stronger with an emphasis on Clinton’s email scandal, Benghazi, the Iran Nuclear deal and much more.