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Quinnipiac: Trump, Clinton Neck-and-Neck; Sanders Slightly Ahead

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running neck-and-neck against each other in the swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, but Bernie Sanders runs slightly stronger against Trump in those states.

The potential matchups show:
  • Florida: Clinton at 43 percent, with 42 percent for Trump and Sanders at 44 percent to Trump's 42 percent;
  • Ohio: Trump edges Clinton 43 to 39 percent, while Sanders gets 43 percent to Trump's 41 percent;
  • Pennsylvania: Clinton at 43 percent to Trump's 42 percent, while Sanders leads Trump 47 to 41 percent.
Clinton and Trump both have negative favorabliity ratings in each of the states, while Sanders' scores are split. The three states are vital, because according to statistics, no candidate since 1960 has won the presidency without winning at least two of the three states.

In findings between front-runner Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Trump:

In Florida:
  • 48 - 35 percent lead among women gives Clinton an overall score of 43 percent. Trump's 49 - 36 percent lead among men gives him 42 percent of all voters;
  • Independents were divided by 39-39 between Trump and Clinton. White voters go Republican 52 - 33 percent, with non-white voters leaning Democratic by 63 - 20 percent;
  • Younger voters  18 to 34 years old back Clinton 49 - 27 percent, while voters over 65 years old back Trump 50 - 37 percent;
  •  Favorability ratings: Clinton, Trump each get negative 37 - 57 percent favorability rating;
  • Economy:  54 - 40 percent, for Trump;
  • Terrorism: Trump, 49-43 percent over Clinton;
  • Intelligence: Voters say 52 - 38 percent that Clinton is more intelligent than Trump and 46 - 41 percent that she has higher moral standards.
  • Clinton has the temperament to handle an international crisis, Florida voters say 54 - 44 percent. Trump does not, voters say 62 - 34 percent.

In Ohio:
  • Men: Trump, 51-36 percent;
  • Women: Clinton, 43-36 percent;
  • White voters: Republican, 49-32 percent;
  • Non-White voters, Democrat, 76-14 percent;
  • Younger voters: Clinton over Trump, 43-39 percent;
  • Voters over 65: Trump over Clinton, 46-40 percent;
  • Independents: Trump over Clinton, 40-37 percent;
  • Favorability ratings: Clinton, 34-62 percent; Trump, 36-57 percent;
  • Economy: Trump over Clinton, 52-40 percent;
  • Terrorism: Trump over Clinton, 48-43 percent;
  • More intelligent: Clinton over Trump, 47-39 percent;
  • Moral standards: Clinton over Trump, 43-39 percent;
  • International crisis temperament: Clinton, 51-46 percent; Trump does not, 63-29 percent.

Pennsylvania: 
  • Men: Trump, 54-33 percent;
  • Women: Clinton, 51-32 percent;
  • White voters: Republican, 48-37 percent;
  • Non-White voters, Democrat, 74-14 percent;
  • Younger voters: Clinton over Trump, 43-36 percent
  • Voters over 65: Trump over Clinton, 49-42 percent;
  • Favorability ratings: Clinton, 37-58 percent; Trump, 39-55 percent;
  • Economy: Trump over Clinton, 51-42 percent;
  • Terrorism: Trump over Clinton, 47-46 percent;
  • More intelligent: Clinton over Trump, 52-35 percent;
  • Moral standards: Clinton over Trump, 48-39 percent;
  • International crisis temperament: Clinton, 55-42 percent; Trump does not, 63-33 percent.
The survey was conducted from April 27-May 8 of 1,051 Florida voters; 1,042 voters in Ohio; and 1,077 Pennsylvania voters, and carried a margin of error of plus or minus three points in each state.

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