A new Quinnipiac Poll is full of good news for Donald Trump and his supporters. It shows Trump ahead in the key state of Ohio and extremely close in other important swing states.
From the poll:
September 8, 2016 – Clinton-Trump Close In Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds
FLORIDA: Clinton 47 – Trump 47
NORTH CAROLINA: Clinton 47 – Trump 43
OHIO: Trump 46 – Clinton 45
PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 48 – Trump 43
The post-Labor Day presidential campaign begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump locked in close races among likely voters in the critical swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
The huge gender and racial gaps that have marked this presidential campaign are still in play, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The exception is North Carolina, where there is a wide racial gap, but almost no gender gap. In Pennsylvania, Clinton loses support among women and Democrats.
The presidential matchups show:
Florida – Clinton and Trump tied 47 – 47 percent;
North Carolina – Clinton at 47 percent, with Trump at 43 percent;
Ohio – Trump at 46 percent to Clinton’s 45 percent;
Pennsylvania – Clinton tops Trump 48 – 43 percent. With third party candidates in the race, results are:
Florida – Clinton and Trump tied 43 – 43 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent;
North Carolina – Clinton edges Trump 42 – 38 percent, with 15 percent for Johnson. Stein is not on the ballot here;
Ohio – Trump edges Clinton 41 – 37 percent, with Johnson at 14 percent and Stein at 4 percent;
Pennsylvania – Clinton tops Trump 44 – 39 percent with 9 percent for Johnson and 3 percent for Stein.
“The effect of the Republican and Democratic conventions on the presidential race has run its course. As the campaign enters its final stage, Florida and Ohio, two of the largest and most important Swing States, are too close to call, while North Carolina and Pennsylvania give Hillary Clinton the narrowest of leads,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
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“The obvious takeaway from these numbers is that Donald Trump has staged a comeback from his post-Democratic convention lows, especially in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Taking a bit longer view, however, we see a race that appears little changed from where it was as the GOP convention began in July, and at least in these four key states is very much up for grabs.”
And to think, three weeks ago the media was calling the election over in Clinton’s favor.
This is a wild election.
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