http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/10/stifled-by-johnson-and-stein-clinton-still-tops-trump-in-new-florida-poll-106111Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by 3 points in the latest poll of likely Florida voters, even as the survey numbers suggest that the third-party candidates are more of a drag on her than on him.



Without Libertarian Gary Johnson or the Green Party’s Jill Stein in the race, Clinton’s 41-38 lead over Trump jumps to 47-40 percent — that is, her margin more than doubles to 7, according to the University of North Florida poll of 696 likely voters. The poll showed Johnson with 6 percent, Stein with 3 percent and 10 percent undecided.

UNF’s poll differs from a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University that showed the Democrat maintained a 5-point advantage over Trump in a crowded race or in a head-to-head matchup.

Along with polls from Quinnipiac and Mason-Dixon Polling & Research (which showed Clinton with a 4-point lead), UNF’s survey is the third major public poll that shows Clinton topping Trump since their first debate more than a week ago.

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