After the much talked about debate which went in favour of the Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, it is now learnt according latest reports that the former first lady and secretary of state is currently leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 3 points nationwide. In a four-way match- up, Clinton bests Trump, 43 per cent to 40 per cent, the Fox News poll released on Friday said.
The poll represents a slight increase in support for the Democratic nominee, who led her Republican counterpart by just 1 percentage point in the previous Fox News poll, conducted September 11-14, prior to Monday’s first presidential debate. Clinton even did better in a head-to-head match- up with Trump among likely voters, 49 per cent to 44 per cent.
Trump had led Clinton by one percentage point in a two-way race in the previous poll.
Friday’s poll was conducted live via cell phone and landline from Tuesday to Thursday among a random sample of 1,009 registered voters nationwide. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The Democratic candidate barnstormed through populous southeast Florida, visiting Fort Pierce and Coral Springs, trying to rally reenergized supporters and boost her campaign war chest.
Florida, with its prodigious number of electoral votes, has swung back toward Clinton since Monday’s first presidential debate, polling shows, offering her a tantalizing opening to reach the White House. A Clinton victory in just two battleground states — Florida and Pennsylvania — would leave Trump, the Republican nominee, with a Herculean task to get to the required majority of 270 Electoral College votes on November 8. Speaking in Coral Cables, Clinton tore in to Trump as “unhinged” and unfit for the Oval Office.
Clinton will be quickly followed to Florida by Vice President Joe Biden, who will campaign for her in Orlando and Sarasota on Monday. And then President Barack Obama, who remains one of the most popular Democrats in the country, will visit Miami on Wednesday to campaign for Clinton.