Clinton leads Trump in Florida; Ties in Ohio, Pennsylvania: Quinnipiac Poll

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HAMDEN — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has an 8-point lead over businessman Donald Trump in Florida, an important presidential election swing state, according a Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday.

Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate, is tied with the GOP leader Trump in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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The poll found in Florida, Clinton leads over Trump 47 – 39 percent, compared to 43 – 42 percent on May 10. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also tops Trump 45 – 39 percent.

In Ohio,  Clinton and Trump tied at 40 – 40 percent, compared to a small 43 – 39 percent Trump lead in the May 10 survey. Sanders leads Trump 48 – 38 percent.

Closer to home, polling in Pennsylvania shows little change from May with Clinton at 42 percent to Trump’s 41 percent. Last month, Clinton had a one point lead,  43 – 42 percent. Sanders tops Trump 47 – 40 percent.

Quinnipiac said the poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states.

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