Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in Arizona and Texas while the race remains competitive in Georgia, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Friday.
The poll found that Trump leads Clinton by 5 percentage points in the battleground state of Arizona -- 45 percent to 40 percent -- among likely voters. Nine percent support Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Trump has the advantage among independent voters 40 percent to 33 percent.
A majority of white voters, 54 percent, in Arizona support Trump compared to 34 percent for Clinton. Nearly 60 percent of Hispanic voters support Clinton and 24 percent are for Trump. Women appear to be split between the two candidates.
The poll found 55 percent support incumbent Sen. John McCain’s reelection compared to 39 percent who are voting for his Democratic challenger Ann Kirkpatrick.
In Georgia, Trump leads Clinton by only 1 percentage point -- 45 percent to 44 percent. Eight percent said they support Johnson. Trump again edges Clinton out among independent voters 40 percent to 34 percent. A whopping 89 percent of black voters in the state support Clinton compared to only 5 percent for Trump.
Trump leads Clinton in Texas by 9 percentage points -- 49 percent to 40 percent. Six percent back Johnson and 2 percent back Stein. Forty-two percent of independent support Clinton compared to 34 percent for Trump. Women are split between the two candidates.
In all three states, Trump leads Clinton among white voters.
As far as the president’s approval rating in each state, 47 percent of adults in Arizona approve of Mr. Obama’s job and 45 percent disapprove. In Georgia, half of adults approve of Mr. Obama’s job compared to 43 percent who disapprove and in Texas, 49 percent approve of Mr. Obama’s job and 44 percent disapprove.
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The poll surveyed 1,120 adults between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 with a 3.2 percentage point margin of error among registered voters.