By Louis Nelson (Politico) –
A new poll puts Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points in Florida, good news for the GOP nominee, whose campaign has been starved for positive headlines in recent weeks.
The Manhattan billionaire leads the former secretary of state among Floridians likely to vote, 45 percent to 43 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics poll, released Wednesday. Libertarian Gary Johnson polled at 4 percent, and Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, polled at 2 percent.
In a head-to-head matchup with Johnson and Stein removed, Trump leads Clinton by only a single point, 46 percent to 45 percent.
Trump is especially popular with Florida’s rural residents, who prefer him over Clinton by 31 points. He polled 14 points ahead of Clinton in Florida’s Panhandle and 10 points better than her among Floridians without a college degree.