Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEPA removes climate change page from website Trump claims millions in savings on Air Force One Presidents with the worst first 100 days MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump in campaign mode at NRA convention Vicente Fox to Trump: ‘Being president ain’t easy’ When political opportunity knocked, Jason Chaffetz never failed to cash in MORE are running neck and neck in the presidential battleground state of Florida, a new poll finds.
A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of Florida released Wednesday shows Trump (R) edging Clinton (D) among likely voters, 44 percent to 43 percent, in a five-way race that includes Libertarian Gary JohnsonGary JohnsonPoll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again Open primaries are the answer to America’s election woes — so what are we waiting for? Trump’s early economic success reveals Obama failures, could presage 2020 landslide MORE, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and independent candidate Evan McMullin.
Johnson takes 5 percent support in that match-up, with Stein and McMullin each taking 1 percent support. Six percent said they’re undecided.
In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton has the slight edge, 47 to 46 percent. Seven percent said they’re undecided in the two-person race.
Florida's 29 electoral votes make it the biggest battleground prize.
The Republican and Democratic candidates have split Florida in the last six presidential elections, with the winner going on to the White House in every instance but one.
Clinton is crushing Trump in Florida among nonwhite voters by 49 points, 71 percent to 22 percent.
Trump, however, has the advantage among the white voters who make up a majority in the state, 60 percent to 33 percent.
There are similarly large disparities between young and old voters in the state. Those under 45 back Clinton 57 percent to 31 percent margin, and those over 65 favor Trump, 59 percent to 39 percent.
In the state's Senate contest, the poll shows incumbent Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Defense: Commander calls North Korea crisis 'worst' he's seen | Trump signs VA order | Dems push Trump to fill national security posts What’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran MORE (R-Fla.) with a slight advantage over Rep. Patrick Murphy (D), 40 percent to 37 percent. Surprisingly, the Libertarian candidate, Paul Stanton, has 10 percent support in that race.
Rubio’s job approval rating is underwater in the poll, at 35 percent positive and 45 percent negative. Murphy, meanwhile, is largely unknown, with 47 percent saying they don’t know enough about him to have an opinion.
Many political watchers believe Rubio is eyeing another presidential run in 2020, which is hurting his favorability rating. Sixty-percent of Florida voters say the candidates should commit to serving a full six-year term.
The PPP survey of 744 likely voters in Florida was conducted Sept. 4–6 and has a 3.6 percentage point margin of error.