Quinnipiac U. poll: Trump & Clinton in close race in key states

A recent poll shows Trump and Clinton going head-to-head in 3 key swing states.

By Bronte Price, PoliticKING

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently going head-to-head in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, which are 3 key swing states.

The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Tuesday shows Clinton up by just one point both in Florida (43%-42%) and Pennsylvania (43%-42%), while Trump leads Clinton in Ohio by 43%-to-39%.

The Quinnipiac Swing State Poll explains that it "focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states."

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll said, "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."

He also joked that a Clinton-Trump general election "may be good for divorce lawyers." Brown said that a massive gender gap among voters seems to be benefiting Trump.

"In Pennsylvania, Clinton's 19-point lead among women matches Trump's 21-point margin among men," Brown said. "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."

Bernie Sanders, however, holds a narrow lead over Trump in all three of the pivotal states.

In all three states, voters indicated that Clinton has a better temperament than Trump if faced with an international crisis as president. Only about one in three voters in each state said they think Trump has a better temperament, and a little more than half in each state said that Clinton has the “proper” temperament.

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