Trump edges Clinton in Ohio, new poll shows

Posted at 8:50 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 09:03:51-04

CINCINNATI -- Now that Gov. John Kasich is formally out of the presidential race, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and are running neck and neck in Ohio, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll out Tuesday.

The gender gaps are wide in Ohio, where Trump's 43 percent support overall edges Clinton's 39 percent. He leads 51 percent to Clinton's 36 percent among men, while she takes women 43 percent to Trump's 36 percent. 

The poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont running stronger in Ohio against the likely Republican nominee with 43 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 41 percent.

The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because no candidate has won the presidential race since 1960 without taking at least two of these three states.

"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."

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,042 Ohio voters from April 27 to May 8 with a margin of error plus or minus three percentage points.

Visit the Quinnipiac University website here for further details and poll results.