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Published: Thu, July 14, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Poll Shows Trump Leading in Key Swing States

Poll Shows Trump Leading in Key Swing States

Clinton lost ground on honesty and moral standards in the poll that showed tight races in Florida, Pennsylvania and OH, all swing states that could go to either party in November's presidential election.

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As the campaigns have kicked off in Ohio, Clinton has held an organizational lead, hiring staff, planning visits and running advertisements ahead of Trump. But her address morphed into an all-out assault on Mr. Trump.

According to reports, Trump leads Clinton 42-39 in Florida and by 2 points in Pennsylvania at 43-41, while both received 41 percent of votes each in Ohio. Comey said Clinton's actions related to her private email system were "extremely careless".

Trump, meanwhile, starts the Republican National Convention next week on a "small roll" in the three most important swing states, says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Univeriversity Poll. She also led with Hispanic, black and Asian voters, 66% to 15%, and white voters, 44% to 38%.

For registered voters, Feingold owns a 48%-41% lead on Johnson - a margin three percentage points higher than June (45-41). The most recent version of the poll shows Trump leading Clinton, 42 percent to 39 percent.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were said to be the final contenders to the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket less than a week before the GOP meets in Cleveland for the formal nomination.

Half of Florida voters surveyed further said they believe Trump is more honest and trustworthy compared to just 37 percent who said Clinton, up from a margin of 43 to 40 precent in June.

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In a separate interview with CBSN, The Vermont senator responded to some dissatisfaction from supporters after his endorsement of Clinton.

"The challenges we face today do not approach those of Lincoln's time, not even close, and we should be clear about that", Clinton said.

She acknowledged the difficulty of calling for police reforms while also honoring those who put their lives on the line every day, but she said "these things can be true at the same time".

Quinnipiac polled 1,015 voters in Florida, 955 in OH, and 982 in Pennsylvania.

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