Because of the large number of electoral votes, and the fact that the margin was less than 1% in 2012, Florida will be one of the more important battles in the 2016 presidential elections.
A poll was released by the Public Policy Polling for September that included some matchups of Hillary Clinton vs. different GOP candidates.
Clinton wins in all headed to head matchups with Jeb Bush being the closest. The same poll was taken in July for some of these candidates. Comparing the results of the two polls shows Clinton’s lead shrinking against Bush, Christie, and Rubio. Here are the results.
Clinton 46% Jeb Bush 44% (47%-41% July)
Clinton 46% Chris Christie 38% (49%-38% in July)
Clinton 51% Ted Cruz 36%
Clinton 49% Mike Huckabee 40%
Clinton 48% Rand Paul 40% (46%-42% in July)
Clinton 49% and Marco Rubio 42% (53%-39% in July)
Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney 50.0% to 49.1% in Florida in 2012.
To see a list of all candidates and their odds, click here
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