With nine days until Election Day, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a six-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina, while the candidates are essentially deadlocked in Florida, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
In Florida, Clinton gets the support of 45 percent of likely voters, while Trump gets 44 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 5 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 2 percent.
In an earlier NBC/WSJ/Marist poll this month, Clinton was ahead by three points in this four-person race in the Sunshine State, 45 percent to 42 percent.
When the contest is reduced to two candidates, Clinton and Trump are tied in the new poll at 46 percent.
In North Carolina, meanwhile, Clinton enjoys a six-point lead over Trump among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent, with Johnson at 8 percent. (Stein isn’t on the ballot in the Tar Heel State.) Earlier this month in the poll, Clinton was ahead by four points, 45 percent to 41 percent.
In a two-person race in North Carolina, Clinton’s lead in this new poll is an equal six points, 50 percent to 44 percent.