Donald Trump leads in a new poll for the first time in almost a month

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in St. Augustine, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

For the first time in several weeks, Donald Trump is leading in Florida, according to a poll released by Bloomberg Politics on Wednesday.

In a four-way contest including Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, Trump garnered 45% support to Hillary Clinton’s 43% among likely voters in the state. In a head-to-head contest between the major-party candidates, that lead narrowed to 1 percentage point.

Tuesday’s poll was the first major poll to show the Republican presidential nominee leading in Florida since early October — of the 12 most recent major polls, he has trailed Clinton in 10.

The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls puts Clinton less than 2 points ahead in Florida, a number consistent with internal Republican surveys obtained by Politico.

The real-estate magnate has invested his time heavily in Florida, making multiple campaign stops around the Sunshine State on Tuesday. Trump has acknowledged the necessity of Florida to his narrow path to capturing the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

“I believe Florida is a must-win, and I think we’re winning it,” he told Fox News earlier this week. “I think we’re winning it big.”


Bloomberg Politics: US Presidential race poll in Florida
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