The Quinnipiac Poll: Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton Dead Even in Florida and PA … Trump Leads in Ohio
HMM, WHO SAID THAT HILLARY CLINTON BEATS TRUMP IN A LANDSLIDE?
In a recent Quinnipiac University poll of three battleground states, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual tie in Florida and Pennsylvania; however, Trump leads in the all important state of Ohio. The poll shows that Clinton is up by a single point in both Florida (43%-42%) and Pennsylvania (43%-42%), while Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by 43%-to-39%. So much for the notion by the pundits that say Hillary will beat Trump going away. This is a different kind of presidential election cycle and the general election should be no different.
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It’s still early to analyze the general election, but a new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat in three key swing states: Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Tuesday has Clinton up by a single point in both Florida (43%-42%) and Pennsylvania (43%-42%), while Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by 43%-to-39%
“Six months from Election Day, the presidential races between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the three most crucial states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are too close to call,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, by the way, has narrow leads over Trump in all three pivotal states.
The gender and racial gaps are wide in Ohio, where Trump edges Clinton 43 – 39 percent. He leads 51 – 36 percent among men, while she takes women 43 – 36 percent. White voters go Republican 49 – 32 percent, as non-white voters vote Democratic 76 – 14 percent.
The age gap narrows as voters 18 to 34 years old go 43 percent for Clinton and 39 percent for Trump, while voters over 65 go 46 percent for Trump and 40 percent for Clinton.
Independent voters go 40 percent for Trump and 37 percent for Clinton.
Clinton gets a negative 34 – 62 percent favorability, compared to Trump’s negative 36 – 57 percent.
Trump would do a better job than Clinton handling the economy, Ohio voters say 52 – 40 percent. He also would be better on terrorism, voters say 48 – 43 percen