A TargetSmart/William & Mary poll to be released Wednesday, but which was shared early with MSNBC, shows that Donald Trump is in trouble in the critical state of Florida.
According to the poll, 28 percent of early GOP voters say they have cast their votes for Hillary Clinton. According to that same poll, only 6 percent of Democrats have cast their ballot for Trump.
Unsurprisingly, the Clinton campaign says it “feels good” about Florida, but are not taking it for granted and expect it to “come down to the wire,” as MSNBC’s Kristen Welker reports.
And with good reason: Not only have Florida Republicans done their level best to suppress the minority vote, but the Florida polls show a close race.
Watch courtesy of MSNBC:
According to Real Clear Politics, Trump currently leads polls overall 45.9 to 45.1, or by +0.8. On the other hand, a Florida poll of early and likely voters shows Clinton up over Trump 48 to 40, or +8. Among early voters, the numbers are even worse for Trump, at 55 to 37.
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) November 2, 2016
Unsurprisingly, Trump has three rallies in Florida today, in Miami at noon, Orlando at 4, and Pensacola tonight at 7. The calculus is unforgiving: Clinton can win the election without Florida, but without Florida, Trump is doomed to lose.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.