Poll: Clinton up 5 points over Trump in Florida
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In a four-way race, the Democratic presidential nominee has 46 percent support to Trump's 41 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonWeld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump The 'Green' new deal that Tom Perez needs to make The Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win MORE receives 6 percent support, while only 1 percent plans to vote for the Green Party's Jill Stein.

A month ago, Monmouth reported Clinton with 48 percent to Trump's 39.

Clinton's core support among likely Florida voters comes from Hispanic, black and Asian communities, while the Republican nominee holds a healthy 18-point lead among whites.

“Although Clinton’s lead is smaller than in our last poll, she is maintaining her advantage in Florida given the ominous state of her poll standing last week,” said Monmouth's Patrick Murray.

The poll also found that Trump's recent attempt to end the "birther" controversy by reversing on his long-standing belief that President Obama may not have been born in America "does not seem to have had the intended effect.”

While 76 percent of Floridians said that their vote will not be impacted by Trump's birther reversal, 18 percent said that it makes them less likely to vote for the GOP nominee.

In Florida's Senate race, incumbent Republican Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCheese, wine importers reeling from Trump trade fight Peace Corps' sudden decision to leave China stirs blowback Lawmakers raise concerns over Russia's growing influence in Venezuela MORE holds a narrow 2-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy, 47 percent to 45 percent.

Last month, the same poll found Rubio ahead by 48 to 43 percent. 
The Monmouth University Poll surveyed a pool of 400 likely Florida voters from Sept. 16 to 19. Its margin of error is 4.9 percentage points.