US latest Quinnipiac Opinion Poll, Ohio Opinion Poll , Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Us Presidential election 2016, Quinnipiac University Opinion Poll 2016

Last Modified: May 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

US latest Quinnipiac Opinion Poll, Ohio Opinion Poll , Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Us Presidential election 2016, Quinnipiac University Opinion Poll 2016

Latest opinion poll in the state of Ohio gives a narrow lead to the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, over Hillary Clinton. The presidential race is still too close to call. 

The poll was released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday morning. It gives a lead 43% to Donald Trump over the Hillary Clinton’s 39% in the state of Ohio. The same university conducted last polls in the month of February giving Trump a lead of 44% over Clinton’s 42%.

The poll was also conducted between the Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Trump where Sanders was leading Trump with 44% to Sanders’ 42% in Ohio. But it is more likely that former secretary of state and First lady, Hillary Clinton, will the Democratic nominee as she carries a sizable lead in the number of party delegates. 

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a written statement, “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,”. He further added “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.”

The university surveyed 1,042 voters, using cell phones and land lines, between April 27 and May 8. This means that some of the poll was conducted before Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the race.      

When asked about the economy and terrorism, 52% said trump would be better at handling economy while 40% picked Clinton. 48% of the electorates said Trump would be better at dealing with Terrorism and 43% said Clinton.

However, when asked about the international crisis, 63% of the people said that Trump lacks the temperament to deal with an international crisis, compared to 51% who thought Clinton could handle one.

All along his election campaign, Trump has repeatedly talked about the illegal immigration from Mexico and building a wall along Mexico border to prevent that. But Ohioans doesn’t seem to buy that.  52% of the Ohioans said they oppose building a wall along the Mexico border and even more, 54% said they support allowing people living here illegally remain in the country and eventually apply for citizenship.

The poll also found a huge racial gap between people on the question of their preferred choice. 

Clinton lead Trump overall among non-white voters 76% to 14%. The greatest support to Trump comes from white men, 57% to 27% margin, while Clinton leads among white women 42% to 35%.

When poll was done on party line it found out that 81% of the Democrats would vote for Clinton, while 80% the Republicans would vote for Trump.

Ohio is one of the swing states in the US and has 18 Electoral seats. While the recent polls predict a neck-to-neck fight between Trump and Clinton, it would be worth a wait to see who wins the final battle.

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