May 10, 2016

New PA Poll: Clinton 43%, Trump 42%; Sanders 47% Trump 41%

A new Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday has Clinton barely beating Trump in Pennsylvania 43 to 42 percent while Sanders would beat Trump by 6 percentage points— 47 to 41 percent.
"This election may be good for divorce lawyers. The gender gap is massive and currently benefits Trump," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. "In Pennsylvania, Clinton's 19-point lead among women matches Trump's 21-point margin among men.”
Clinton edges Trump 43 - 36 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old, while Trump has a slim 49 - 42 percent lead among voters over 65 years old.
Clinton and Trump both have negative favorability ratings, 37 - 58 percent for her and 39 - 55 percent for him.
Pennsylvania voters say 51 - 42 percent that Trump would do a better job than Clinton handling the economy. They are divided on who best would handle terrorism, as 47 percent say Trump and 46 percent say Clinton.
Clinton is more intelligent than Trump, Pennsylvania voters say 52 - 35 percent and she has higher moral standards, voters say 48 - 39 percent.
Clinton has the temperament to handle an international crisis, Pennsylvania voters say 55 - 42 percent, while Trump does not, voters say 62 - 33 percent.
On specific issues, Pennsylvania voters—
-- Voters support 64 - 34 percent requiring voters to show photo ID. Support is 94 - 6 percent among Republicans and 63 - 35 percent among independent voters. Democrats are opposed 56 - 40 percent.
-- Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and apply for citizenship, 58 percent of voters say, while 10 percent say they can stay but not apply for citizenship and 27 percent say they should be required to leave the U.S.
-- Pennsylvania voters oppose 51 - 45 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico. White voters are divided as 49 percent want a wall with 47 percent opposed. Non-white voters are opposed 71 - 26 percent.
"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in Pennsylvania and they have similar, awful numbers on honesty and favorability," said Tim Malloy, assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.  
"The one glaring difference: Trump is crushed on the question of which candidate has the temperament and personality to handle an international crisis. It's a vote of confidence the Clinton camp can dine out on and Trump supporters have to see as a red flag."

Clinton, Trump Deadlocked In PA Poll Finds