New Florida polling suggests the 2016 presidential race is as competitive as can be in Florida.
Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points, 43-41, in a new Florida Atlantic University survey that had a 2.7-percentage-point margin of error. The poll shows Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 8 percent in the Sunshine State and undecided at 5 percent.
Trump's advantage is bolstered by support from the western, northern and central parts of Florida, while Clinton performed well in the southern part of the state. The top four issues for the voters' surveyed includes 'dissatisfied with government' at 29 percent, jobs at 18 percent, immigration at 13 percent and the Islamic State at 12 percent.
Trump lags with minority voters, but performed better among African-American and Hispanic voters than in other recent polling of Florida. Trump leads Clinton among white voters, 43-33, but trails among African-Americans, 68-20, and Hispanics, 50-40, in Florida Atlantic University's poll.
A St. Leo University survey released on Tuesday showed Clinton leading Trump by 14 percentage points. It was conducted Aug. 14-18 and polled 1,500 adults online. The Florida Atlantic University poll showing Trump and Clinton statistically tied was conducted Aug. 19-22, and surveyed 1,200 registered likely voters by phone.