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 JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years 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 RubioHillicon Valley — TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook Rubio calls for federal investigation into Amazon employee benefits Senate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September 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.