New Poll: Clinton’s Lead Grows To Nine Points In Florida

A new Monmouth University poll puts Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican opponent Donald Trump by nine points in Florida, continuing the trend of her widening her lead in the swing state.

Clinton carries the four-way election poll among likely Florida voters, 48-39, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gaining 6 percent of the vote and Green Party candidate Jill Stein following with 1 percent.

A CBS/YouGov poll conducted in early August showed Clinton five points ahead of Trump, 45-40. Monmouth University has not conducted a previous poll of the 2016 general election.

The poll was conducted Aug. 12-15 over the phone among 402 likely Florida voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton leading Trump, 46.3 to 40.3, in Florida polls.

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