Florida is too close to call.
A new survey released Monday by the Florida Chamber Political Institute found the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remains tight. The survey found Clinton is at 43 percent, followed by Trump at 41 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 8 percent support, while 5 percent said they were undecided. Two percent of respondents said they would pick someone else.
The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20. The survey has a margin of error of 4 percent.
The Chamber noted Clinton leads Trump “45 percent to 42 percent in the head-to-head General Election match-up.”
Both Clinton and Trump are deeply disliked. The survey found 55 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of Clinton, while 41 percent had a favorable opinion. The poll found 53 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of Trump, while 39 percent said they had a favorable view of Trump.
“Floridians don’t like either candidate at the top of the ticket, therefore it’s important that both candidates work to connect with voters tonight when they will have the nation’s attention during the presidential debate,” said Marian Johnson, senior vice president of political operations, in a statement. “Presidential debates offer candidates an opportunity to make solid gains and to improve their outcome at the ballot box. I believe Floridians will be watching the candidates closely to learn more about them, and to help determine which way they will vote.”
According to the Florida Chamber Political Institute, Clinton is helped by a commanding lead among Hispanic voters. She leads 53 percent to 30 percent in a head-to-head race with Trump. She also leads with African Americans, leading Trump 89 percent to 4 percent.
Trump leads among white voters, 51 percent to 35 percent.
The Florida Chamber Political Institute found Trump “continues to struggle in South Florida, trailing nearly 20 points in each media market.” In a head-to-head match-up, she leads Trump 56 percent to 25 percent in the Miami market, and 53 percent to32 percent in the West Palm Beach market.