Sanders Beats Trump by Larger Margin Than Clinton in new Quinnipiac Swing State Poll

Poll Season

In a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Tuesday May 10, Vermont Senator and Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders once again polls stronger against probably GOP nominee Donald Trump than does Hillary Clinton. The well respected poll finds Clinton losing to Trump by 4 points in Ohio and ahead by just a point in both Florida and Pennsylvania, while Sanders enjoys a 5 point cushion over Trump in Pennsylvania and a 2 point edge in Florida.


FLORIDA: Clinton 43 – Trump 42; Sanders 44 – Trump 42
OHIO: Clinton 39 – Trump 43; Sanders 43 – Trump 41
PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 43 – Trump 42; Sanders 47 – Trump 41

The poll of likely voters also finds Clinton still struggling to shake the negative image that has haunted her throughout this campaign. In Ohio she’s viewed unfavorably by 62% of those polled and just 34% view her as favorable. She doesn’t fair much better in Pennsylvania or Florida as she views favorably by only 37% and unfavorably by 58% and 57% respectively.

The data from the survey shows that Trump is actually more well liked than Clinton in both Ohio and Pennsylvania and equally liked or disliked in Florida.

Sanders on the hand does much better than either of them. In Florida he’s viewed favorably by 43% and 41% view him unfavorably, in Ohio the margin is 45% favorable/40% unfavorable and they love him in Pennsylvania with 50% to 36% favorable/unfavorable.

You can view the entire results of the poll HERE



From April 27 – May 8 Quinnipiac University surveyed:

  • 1,051 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points;
  • 1,042 Ohio voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points;
  • 1,077 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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G.A. Dunlap

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