Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Neck and Neck in Three Battleground States, Poll Finds
Clinton and Trump are close in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, one poll finds.
By VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
May 10, 2016, 11:31 AM
• 3 min read
-- In a new Quinnipiac University poll released today, the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump are neck and neck in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.
In Florida and in Pennsylvania, Clinton is at 43 percent while Trump is 42 percent, according to the poll. Among Ohio voters, Trump gets 41 percent and Clinton gets 39 percent.
In Pennsylvania, however, in a matchup between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Trump, Sanders beats Trump 47 to 41 percent.
Worth noting is that the gender and racial gaps in each state are wide. In all three states, Trump leads among men and white voters, while Clinton leads among women and nonwhite voters. For example, in Ohio, Clinton gets 76 percent of nonwhite voters, while Trump garners 14 percent. And 49 percent of white voters prefer Trump, while 32 percent prefer Clinton.
Also, voters in all three states believe Trump would do a better job than Clinton in handling the economy. Florida and Ohio voters think he'd handle terrorism better than Clinton, while voters in Pennsylvania are split.