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Poll: Trump, Clinton in dead heat in Florida

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck in Florida, according to a new poll of the likely general election match-up.

Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, is supported by 41 percent of Florida voters, and Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, is supported by 40 percent in the survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Tuesday.

{mosads}The survey finds little support for third-party candidates in the Sunshine State compared to other states and national polls. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson gets just 4 percent support in the PPP poll, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 2 percent.

Trump’s lead over Clinton remains narrow in a head-to-head match-up without the third-party candidates in the mix. In that scenario, the businessman leads the former secretary of State by 1 point, 45 to 44 percent. 

Trump is boosted in that match-up by support from his party. Eighty-three percent of Republicans said they’d support him, while 9 percent would pick Clinton. Clinton is supported by 77 percent of Democrats, with 14 percent saying they’d back Trump.

Both Trump and Clinton had huge wins in their respective Florida primaries in March. Clinton is aiming to clinch her party’s nomination over rival Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s primary contests, while all of Trump’s rivals have dropped out.

While Sanders has polled better than Clinton in head-to-head match-ups in other states, the PPP poll finds him locked at 40 percent each with Trump when Johnson and Stein are in the mix. Without the pair, Sanders takes a slim 46-to-43 advantage.

The survey of 737 registered voters was conducted via landlines and the internet June 2–5, with an overall 3.6-point margin of error.

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