Trump and Clinton deadlocked in three swing states

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck in three swing states six months before their potential general election matchup, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday shows Clinton leading Trump 43 to 42 percent in Florida and Pennsylvania. Trump holds a four point edge over Clinton in Ohio with 43 percent support to her 39 percent.

“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,” the assistant director the Quinnipiac Poll, Peter A. Brown, said.

“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.”

While the election is still six months away this new poll may bolster Trump’s argument that he could win Pennsylvania in a general election — a state that historically leans Democratic in a general election.

The majority of voters in all three states say they believe that Trump would do better handling the economy and terrorism.

The Quinnipiac poll shows Trump and Clinton both have unfavorable ratings hovering around  57 percent.

The poll sample 1,051 voters in Florida, 1,042 voters in Ohio, and 1,077 voters in Pennsylvania and has a 3-percent margin of error.