Quinnipiac Poll Of Florida: Hillary Clinton 43%, Donald Trump 42%


Too close to call.

With six months until the general election, that’s how a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday described the state of the race in three crucial swing states.

In Florida, Hillary Clinton is essentially tied with Donald Trump, with 43 percent of Floridians supporting Clinton to compared to 42 percent backing Trump. Bernie Sanders would fare slightly better against the presumptive Republican nominee. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 44 percent of Florida voters said they would support Sanders compared to 42 percent who said they would support Trump.

Both Clinton and Trump struggle when it comes to their image in the Sunshine State. In both cases, 57 percent of Floridians said they had an unfavorable view of the candidates; while 37 percent said they had a favorable view.

Despite an unpopular view of Trump, 54 percent of Florida voters said they thought he would do a better job at handling the economy and 49 percent said he would do a better job at handling terrorism. The survey found 40 percent of Florida voters said Clinton would do a better job at handling the economy; 43 percent said she’d do a better job tackling terrorism.

By Peter SchorschSaintPetersBlog, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com May 10, 2016 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.