Clinton, Trump race ‘too close to call’: Quinnipiac University national poll
HAMDEN — According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is too close to call.
Clinton, who is expected to be the Democratic nominee, has 42 percent to the presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump‘s 40 percent. Pollsters said the results were within the margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.
Clinton had a 45 to 41 percent lead at the beginning of June.
The poll also found American voters think neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation.
The poll also measured if third party candidates are added to the survey, Clinton gets 39 percent with Trump at 37 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 8 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4 percent.
The election has increased the level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S., said 61 percent of American voters polled. Another 34 percent say it has had no impact. Of that 61 percent, 67 percent blame the Trump campaign and 16 percent blame the Clinton campaign.
“It would be difficult to imagine a less flattering from-the-gut reaction to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“This is where we are. Voters find themselves in the middle of a mean-spirited, scorched earth campaign between two candidates they don’t like. And they don’t think either candidate
would be a good president.”