Springfield – A Quinniapiac University Swing State poll found that Former Secretary State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump are ahead of other party candidates in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but they have lost support and have low scores in the rest of the United States.
According to the results, Trump is still the leading candidate in Florida with 28 percent of support among voters. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson followed with 16 percent. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and state Gov. Jeb Bush resulted to have 14 and 12 percent of the vote among registered Republicans.
In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich’s home state, Trump has 23 percent of the vote compared to Kasich’s 13 percent; whereas in Pennsylvania, Trump leads the poll with 23 percent of support from Republicans.
However, in other states, the businessman has the worst overall favorability ratings among all voters. Nearly 60 percent of voters surveyed in each state said they have an unfavorable opinion of Trump.
Meanwhile, Clinton is first in the Democratic presidential contenders with more than a third of the vote among registered Democrats. In Florida, she has support of 43 percent of voters, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders with 19 percent and Vice President Joe Biden.
In Ohio, 40 percent of Ohio registered Democrats said they’d support Clinton for president, whereas 21% said they’d support Biden. Sanders had 19 percent of the vote.
However, both candidates have lost some support. Although they have been considered to have strong leadership qualities, several people think they are not honest or trustworthy, as stated in the poll.
Comparing both candidates in these states, Clinton would slightly win over Trump, by a margin of 46 to 41 percent in Florida, 43 to 42 percent in Ohio and 44 to 42 in Pennsylvania.
The poll consisted of the survey of more than 1,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida via telephone from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5. It has sampling errors of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for Florida and Ohio respondents and plus or minus 3 percentage points for Pennsylvania respondents.
Trump is still satisfied
During a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, on Wednesday, Donald Trump gave a speech acknowledging the poll results but showing satisfaction on his progress.
“When I started, I went to 8 [percent in the polls] and they said, ‘He plateaued.’ Then the next week I went to 16 [percent], right? And they said, ‘Oh, well, but that’s a plateau.’ Then I went to 20, to 24 [percent] — we had a poll today, I think it was 35 or 34 [percent], its crazy,” Trump said at the event.
“I want to plateau now, I’m satisfied,” Trump added.