Clinton and Trump continue to battle it out in Florida, one of the most important swing states in the upcoming election.
The latest poll from New York Times Upshot/Siena College Florida finds 41% of likely voters support Clinton while 40% support Trump. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson follows with 9% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein trails at 2%.
The independent voters are also evenly split. While 34% support Trump, 32% support Clinton and 18% support Johnson.
The majority of likely voters in this poll oppose Trump’s plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. They favor gun control legislation as well as government stimulus programs.
Hoping to get a lead over Clinton, Trump spoke in Fort Myers, Florida today. He focused his speech on illegal immigration, in light of the recent terror attacks in Minnesota, New York City and New Jersey. He blamed these terror attacks on “our extremely open immigration system.”
Trump also placed blame on Clinton, saying that when she was secretary of state, Clinton had an open borders policy and allowed too many immigrants into the U.S. without proper screening.
Additionally, Trump decried Clinton for speaking harshly about his supporters, referring to when she called them “deplorables,” but not doing so when talking about radical Islamic terrorists.