With nine days until Election Day, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a six-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina, while the candidates are essentially deadlocked in Florida, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
In Florida, Clinton gets the support of 45 percent of likely voters, while Trump gets 44 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 5 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 2 percent.
In an earlier NBC/WSJ/Marist poll this month, Clinton was ahead by three points in this four-person race in the Sunshine State, 45 percent to 42 percent.
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When the contest is reduced to two candidates, Clinton and Trump are tied in the new poll at 46 percent.
In North Carolina, meanwhile, Clinton enjoys a six-point lead over Trump among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent, with Johnson at 8 percent. (Stein isn’t on the ballot in the Tar Heel State.) Earlier this month in the poll, Clinton was ahead by four points, 45 percent to 41 percent.
In a two-person race in North Carolina, Clinton’s lead in this new poll is an equal six points, 50 percent to 44 percent.