Post-debate poll finds Clinton with narrow lead in Florida

Mason-Dixon poll shows Clinton has 4 percent advantage


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new Mason-Dixon poll released Friday morning shows Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over GOP nominee Donald Trump. The poll was taken after Monday night's presidential debate.

Clinton received 46 percent from likely voters, 4 percent ahead of Trump. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson got 7 percent; the Green Party's Jill Stein got 1 percent and 4 percent say they remain undecided.

The vote is split among various racial and gender lines. Clinton leads among Democrats (83 to 10 percent), women (54-36 percent), African-Americans (92-1 percent) and Hispanics (64-29 percent). She also has a lead in southeast Florida.

Trump leads with Republicans (77-13 percent), men (49-37 percent) and non-Hispanic whites (53-33 percent). Unaffiliated voters also favor Trump. 

Trump has strong support in northeast Florida by nearly 15 percent. He also leads by a similar margin in southwest Florida.

Clinton has a 7 point advantage in the Tampa Bay area. Trump has a 46 to 43 percent lead in central Florida, which typically leans Republican.

"Despite small shifts that have given Clinton a post-debate bump, the race is still very competitive and the outcome will hinge on where and among whom voter turnout is higher," Mason-Dixon said in a release announcing the poll numbers.

Clinton and Trump debated Monday in New York. The Mason-Dixon poll of 820 Florida voters was conducted from Tuesday through Thursday and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.