Polling Shows Trump Shockingly Close To Clinton In Battleground States

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Carol Nisar
The swing state poll in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania suggests that the race between Clinton and Trump is close, but Sanders edges out Trump in all 3 states.

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The latest election survey shows that in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running an incredibly close race against each other.

According to the latest swing state poll released today by Quinnipiac University, Clinton fails to consistently lead against Trump.

She barely edges out Trump in both Florida and Pennsylvania 43 percent to 42 percent, but fails to outnumber Trump in Ohio, where he leads 43 percent to 39 percent.

Interestingly, Bernie Sanders led the polls over Trump in all three swing states. 

Quinnipiac University pointed out that since 1960, the presidency has only been won by candidates who have taken two of the three swing states.

In all three states, gender disparity is prevalent with the majority of men supporting Trump and the majority of women supporting Hillary.

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Assistant poll director Peter Brown explained in a Quinnipiac press release that, “the gender gap is massive and currently benefits Trump. In Pennsylvania, Clinton's 19-point lead among women matches Trump's 21-point margin among men. In Ohio, she is up 7 points among women but down 15 points with men. In Florida, she is up 13 points among women but down 13 points among men." 

Brown explained that Clinton’s characteristic weakness among white male voters is exposed in the new poll, with only 25 percent of Florida white males supporting her.

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Brown further stated, "Trump would do a better job handling the economy, voters say. He also would do a better job handling terrorism, voters in Florida and Ohio say. Pennsylvania voters are divided… By wide margins, voters in all three states say Clinton is more intelligent than Trump and by smaller margins, voters in all three states say she has higher moral standards." 

Furthermore, Trump is perceived as more honest and trustworthy than Clinton in the three states. 

 

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