Poll shows tight presidential race in Florida


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the key battleground expected to be in the "I-4 corridor," Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump are locked in a tight contest in Florida, according to a poll released Friday.

Clinton leads Trump by a margin of 44 percent to 42 percent, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson receiving 6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein getting 2 percent, the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll said.

The Jacksonville-based firm said the race is "essentially tied" in the closely watched I-4 corridor stretching across the middle of the state.

"With sharp geographic and demographic splits across the state, the outcome -- at least right now -- appears to hinge on turnout," Mason-Dixon said in comments accompanying the results.

The poll of 625 likely voters was conducted from Monday to Wednesday and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.