Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Donald Trump in the traditionally Republican-friendly state of Arizona, and the two are neck-and-neck in Florida and Nevada, according to an Emerson College poll released Thursday.
Emerson reports Clinton leading Trump, 44 percent to 42 percent, in Arizona, though the business mogul is averaging a 1.3 point lead in recent polls, according to RealClearPolitics.
Former President Bill Clinton was the last Democrat to win the state, edging out Republican Bob Dole in 1996 by about 2 percentage points.
Some credit Clinton’s victory in the Grand Canyon State that year to Reform Party nominee Ross Perot drawing valuable votes from Dole. Perot won 8 percent of the vote in Arizona.
This year, the Emerson poll shows that another third-party candidate, Libertarian Gary Johnson, is registering 9 percent support in Arizona.