Poll: Clinton Opens Lead In Florida

In this photo taken June 15, 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  speaks in Hampton, Va. Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida's critical presidential contest, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Getting a boost from independent voters and adding to her advantage among women, Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida's critical presidential contest, a new poll shows. Clinton leads Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Clinton led by 1 percentage point in a May 10 poll.

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