Clinton Holds Six-Point Advantage in Tar Heel State In Fla., 45 Percent Support Clinton, 44 Percent for Trump N.C. Senate: Burr, Ross Tied at 48 Percent N.C. Gubernatorial: Cooper Leads McCrory by Six Points Fla. Senate: Rubio Ahead of Murphy by Eight Points
OCT. 29, 2016 – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by six points in North Carolina, while the two nominees are deadlocked in Florida, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls in the battleground states.
In North Carolina, Clinton is up two points from last month, holding 47 percent of support among likely voters while Trump follows with 41 percent. Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson has eight percent, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is not on the ballot. In a head-to-head, Clinton maintains a six-point advantage over Trump: 50 percent to 44 percent.
In Florida, 45 percent support Clinton while 44 percent support Trump. Johnson holds five percent, and Stein is at two percent. In an earlier NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll this month, Clinton was ahead by three points in the four-person race with 45 percent compared to Trump’s 42 percent. In a head-to-head, Clinton and Trump are tied with 46 percent.
The polls also were taken before FBI Director James Comey announced Friday that his organization learned of the existence of new emails that appear “pertinent” to its previous investigation into Clinton’s email practices.
The Senate race in the Tar Heel state remains a dead heat as Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic challenger Deborah Ross both hold 48 percent of support among likely voters. In the state’s gubernatorial race, Democratic challenger Roy Cooper leads incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory by six points among likely voters, 51 percent to 45 percent – a one-point increase from earlier this month.
In Florida’s Senate race, incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio is ahead of Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by eight points, 51 percent to 43 percent – a six-point increase from mid-October.
Read more from the new polls, including a look at early voters in both battleground states: http://nbcnews.to/2dSDI32.
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