In a matchup with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio does best among eight top GOP contenders in the three crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a new poll has found.
According to the Quinnipiac University poll
conducted June 4-15, Clinton leads or is in too-close-to-call matchups in each state. The one exception is Ohio, where that state's governor, John Kasich, leads Clinton 47 percent to 40 percent.
- In Florida, Clinton has 47 percent support, while Rubio has 44 percent.
- In Ohio, Clinton has 45 percent, while Rubio draws 42 percent.
- In Pennsylvania, Rubio has 44 percent, while Clinton gets 43 percent.
The poll also found that, by margins of 8 to 14 points, voters in each state say the Democratic front-runner is not honest and trustworthy.
"It's a long way until Election Day, but in the critical swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has a tiny edge over the GOP field," Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a statement.
"Most of the eight GOP hopefuls are within striking distance of Secretary Hillary Clinton in at least one of the three states."
The poll also found that Clinton's favorability ratings are 47-45 percent in Florida, a negative 44-48 percent in Ohio, and 46-48 percent in Pennsylvania.
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