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Biden holds 4-point lead in new Florida poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE holds a slim lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE in the crucial battleground state of Florida, according to a new poll.

The NBC News/Marist College poll released Thursday found Biden with the support of 51 percent of likely Florida voters, while Trump trailed behind with 47 percent. The lead is within the survey's margin of error, however. Just 2 percent of voters are supporting a third-party candidate or are undecided.

The poll's findings show growth for Biden in the state and a 1-point drop for Trump, as the two were tied in post-convention NBC/Marist poll in September at 48 percent apiece.

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"Right now, Biden runs up the score among voters 65-plus and independents — groups Trump carried in 2016," said Marist poll director Lee Miringoff. "Still, Trump keeps pace with Biden among Latino voters, a group Trump lost badly last time."

Fifty percent of likely Florida voters said they disapproved of the job Trump has done as president, while 47 percent approve, according to the new poll.

Trump won Florida over the 2016 Democratic nominee, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to name longtime aide Blinken as secretary of State: report Understanding mixed results in Pennsylvania key to future elections What's behind the divisions over Biden's secretary of Labor? MORE, by just over 1 percentage point.

The latest NBC/Marist College poll was conducted via cellphone and landline among 743 likely voters in Florida between Oct. 25-27. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.