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28 Percent Of Florida GOP Voters Chose Clinton Over Trump

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Republicans still outnumber Democrats in early voting totals in the key swing state of Florida, but a Tuesday poll published by Target Smart/William and Mary reveals that a large number of GOP voters chose Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Twenty-eight percent of Republican early voters sided with Clinton, the poll asserts, leaving 72 percent to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton carried a much larger lead with those who said they already voted, earning 55 percent compared to Trump’s 37 percent.

In the poll, which included voters who may not have actually voted, Clinton’s lead in the state fell sharply to 48 percent and Trump earned 40 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio also did well in the poll, earning 49 percent over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy’s 42 percent.

The Real Clear polling average in the head-to-head race gives Trump a slight edge, specifically a 0.8 percent lead. Trump earned 45.9 percent in the average, compared to Clinton’s 45.1 percent. Trump led by 4 points in the state according to the most recent Remington research poll published Monday.

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