Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are basically even in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, three states that will help decide the election, according to Quinnipiac.
Interestingly, Sen. Bernie Sanders tends to do a bit better than Hillary against Trump.
The presidential matchups show:
Florida: Clinton at 43 percent, with 42 percent for Trump and Sanders at 44 percent to Trump’s 42 percent;
Ohio: Trump edges Clinton 43 – 39 percent, while Sanders gets 43 percent to Trump’s 41 percent;
Pennsylvania: Clinton at 43 percent to Trump’s 42 percent, while Sanders leads Trump 47 – 41 percent.
“Six months from Election Day, the presidential races between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the three most crucial states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are too close to call,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. “At this juncture, Trump is doing better in Pennsylvania than the GOP nominees in 2008 and 2012. And the two candidates are about where their party predecessors were at this point in Ohio and Florida.”
Trump, with his populist message, probably pulls in a lot of Democrats. But like many who have been elected president, his greatest asset and good fortune may be the person selected to run against him.