August 20, 2015 - Biden Tops Trump In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds
FLORIDA: Biden 45 - Trump 42
OHIO: Biden 48 - Trump 38
PENNSYLVANIA: Biden 48 - Trump 40
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as or better than Clinton against top Republicans in general election matchups in these key swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
While they lead in the race for the nomination, Clinton and Trump have the worst overall favorability ratings among all voters of any of the leading candidates, and the lowest scores for being honest and trustworthy, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State 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.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida both run better than Trump against Clinton, Biden or U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
If Trump makes a third-party run, results are:
Florida - Clinton at 37 percent, with 36 percent for Bush and 19 percent for Trump;
Ohio - Clinton over Bush 37 - 27 percent, with 23 percent for Trump;
Pennsylvania - Clinton tops Bush 37 - 29 percent, with Trump at 24 percent.
"Vice President Joseph Biden, who is spending his time in seclusion, contemplating whether to take on Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries for president, has some new information to consider," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.