Poll finds Clinton, Trump virtually tied in Florida

Story highlights

  • A new poll continues the trend that the battleground state of Florida is very tight
  • The poll found likley independent voters in Florida split between Trump and Clinton

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a tight battle in Florida, according to the latest polling from the Sunshine State.

Clinton is leading Trump 41%-40% in a New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll released Monday, well within the poll's 3.3 percentage point margin of error, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson getting 9% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein getting 2%.
    The poll found likely independent voters in Florida split between Trump and Clinton, supporting Trump 34% and Clinton 32%. Both major party nominees are viewed unfavorably by a majority of likely Florida voters, according to the polls -- Trump at 55% and Clinton at 53%.
    The poll is similar to other findings, which have shown Trump and Clinton locked in a tight race. A CNN/ORC poll taken earlier this month found Trump leading Clinton 50%-46% in a two-way match-up.
    The NYT/Siena College pollsters surveyed 867 likely voters in Florida between Sept. 10-14.