Poll: Clinton holds slight lead in key battleground states

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Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Donald Trump in several battleground states, according to a new CBS News battleground tracker poll.

Clinton leads Trump in Florida, 44 to 41 percent. In Colorado, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has a 1-point lead over Trump, 40 to 39 percent.

{mosads}In Wisconsin, Clinton holds a 5-point lead over the presumptive GOP nominee, 41 to 36 percent, and in North Carolina, she has a 2-point lead, 44 to 42 percent.

Respondents said Clinton is more prepared to be the country’s commander in chief. But Trump is seen as being more likely to bring change to Washington and to be able to fix the economy.

In Florida, 51 percent of respondents said Clinton is prepared to be commander in chief, whereas only 38 percent of respondents said the same about Trump. Still, 65 percent said Trump would bring about change, while just 33 percent said the same of Clinton.

The poll found that people feel that the safety and security of the country will be a focus in the election. People also said the election will center on what it means to be an American and about whether the economy works fairly or not.

Most voters who are not voting for Clinton also say they will not consider her — and those not supporting Trump say the same about him. Many voters are voting in opposition of a candidate they don’t like, the poll found. In Florida, 48 percent of Trump’s supporters are backing him to oppose Clinton and 32 percent of Clinton’s voters are supporting her to oppose Trump.

The poll is a panel study based on interviews with 4,200 people conducted among registered voters in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina an Wisconsin. The margin of error is 4.3 percent in the Colorado and Wisconsin polls, 3.6 percent in the Florida poll and 4 percent in the North Carolina poll.


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