New Poll Shows It’s ‘Too Close to Call’ for Florida, N. Carolina

November 7, 2016 Updated: November 7, 2016

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton has a narrow lead over Donald Trump in North Carolina and Florida—two swing states.

Clinton, a Democrat, holds a 1-point lead in Florida and a 2-point lead in North Carolina over Trump, a Republican, according to a poll carried out by Quinnipiac. It’s the final poll from the university, which said the states are “too close to call” for Trump and Clinton’s chances there.

Libertarian Gary Johnson received 2 percent in Florida and 3 percent in North Carolina.

The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6, reaching 884 likely voters in Florida and 870 likely voters in North Carolina via cell phones and landline telephones.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 points in both states.

“After hundreds of millions of dollars and untold man-hours, and woman-hours, of campaigning, it would be fitting if the entire country broke into a chorus of ‘It’s beginning to look like 2000,’ in the two states that matter most—Florida and North Carolina,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a statement.

“As the 2016 presidential race hits the finish line, both Florida and North Carolina are virtual ties with Hillary Clinton at 46 percent in Florida and 47 percent in North Carolina and Donald Trump at 45 percent in each state,” Brown added.

He added: “There is no realistic scenario under which Trump can win the White House without those two states, while Clinton might get there without them, but it’s not a road she wants to travel. While neither of these states is likely to be as close as the 548 votes in Florida that decided the 2000 election, both states could keep the country up counting ballots well into Wednesday morning and perhaps beyond.”

The RealClearPolitics average shows that Clinton as a 2.6 point edge over Trump as of Nov. 7.