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Marian Johnson: Donald Trump needs to get out white voters; Hillary Clinton, independent voters

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The close presidential race in Florida offers two very different paths to victory for the candidates, with Donald Trump‘s campaign needing to bring out white voters and Hillary Clinton needing to appeal to independent voters, according to Florida Chamber of Commerce polling guru Marian Johnson. Johnson laid out the latest findings of the chamber’s political polling Thursday night at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, showing Democrat Clinton with a two-point lead overall in a Sept. 16 survey, a…

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Florida Dems’ claim big voter registration drive advantage; yet racial splits widening

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The Florida Democratic Party is reporting that more than 221,000 new Democratic voters have been added to the state’s voter rolls during the first eight months of this year – 20 percent more than the number of new Republicans. The gap is far wider among new voters who are black, Hispanic or reporting “other” races on their voter registrations, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the FDP. On the other hand, almost twice as many white people registered as Republicans than…

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White approval of Obama

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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times pubbed a major piece by Peter Wallsten on the subject of Obama’s growing “problem” with white voters. The article cites a series of developments since the president’s 100-day mark in office–from the Van Jones episode to some comments by Congressman Charlie Rangel to a Ramadan dinner at the White House–as possible contributors to declining white support for the president and his agenda. Nate blogged about this article recently here. Because Obama’s support among…

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