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Clinton, Trump continue lead in three key states: Quinnipiac Poll

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HAMDEN — A new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday shows that Donald Trump maintains a lead among Republicans in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds her leads but loses ground among Democrats in the same three states.

The poll also shows that Vice President Joseph Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates.

As shown in previous polls, Clinton and Trump have not only the worst overall favorability ratings among all voters of any of the leading candidates, but also the lowest scores for being honest and trustworthy.

The poll focuses on the states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania due to the fact that since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states.

Comparing  career politicians to those have not held office, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich lose their native son support among Republicans, while non-government candidates Trump and Carson and to a lesser degree Carly Fiorina are the leading contenders for the Republican nomination in the three states.

“Those who were waiting for Donald Trump’s campaign to collapse will need to wait longer – at least in the three key states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University