Florida poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 points
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Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump Fox News poll shows Dems with edge ahead of midterms Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House MORE leads GOP presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE by 6 points in the crucial swing state of Florida, according to a new poll, at least the fourth Thursday survey showing her winning in a battleground state.

Clinton is supported by 48 percent of likely Florida voters in the Suffolk University poll, followed by Trump at 42 percent and 9 percent undecided.


In a four-way scenario with third-party candidates, Clinton leads Trump by 4 points, 43 percent to 39 percent, with 4 percent backing Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonA Senator Gary Johnson could be good not just for Libertarians, but for the Senate too Clinton would beat Trump in landslide in 2016 re-run, says Hill.TV poll Rand Paul endorses Gary Johnson's Senate bid MORE and 3 percent backing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

“Hillary Clinton is leading thanks to southern Florida and women,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, remarked on the poll.

“Trump is even seeing some Republicans holding back at this point while Clinton is a bit stronger among registered Democrats," he added.

Clinton has the support of 81 percent of Florida’s registered Democrats, according to the Suffolk poll, compared to 74 percent of Republicans who back Trump.

Asked if their vote is more for their candidate or against the opponent, 52 percent of Trump backers said they were voting to support him, while 39 percent said they were voting against Clinton. Sixty-seven percent of Clinton voters said their vote was for her with 28 percent saying it was more a vote against Trump.

Clinton leads Trump by 12 points among women, 50 percent to 38 percent, in a two-way match-up in Florida. She holds south Florida by 24 points, 57 percent to 33 percent.

Polls released earlier Thursday showed the former secretary of State ahead of Trump by double digits in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, both considered key battlegrounds. Clinton is also leading in Michigan, according to another Thursday survey.

Trump's campaign has argued polls will even out soon, following a bump from last week's Democratic National Convention.

The Suffolk University poll in Florida found Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story March For Our Lives founder leaves group, says he regrets trying to 'embarrass' Rubio Rubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' MORE (R-Fla.), who is seeking reelection, holding a double-digit lead over his likely Democratic opponents.

Rubio took 46 percent to Rep. Patrick Murphy's 33 percent with another 19 percent undecided, while Rubio led Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonFlorida's Darren Soto fends off Dem challenge from Alan Grayson Live results: Arizona and Florida hold primaries The Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message MORE 45 percent to 31 percent with 22 percent undecided.

The survey of 500 likely voters in Florida was conducted Aug. 1-3 via telephone with a margin of error of 4.4 points.