Politics

Poll: Swing State Voters Don’t Trust Hillary By Wide Margins

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still cannot seem to gain the trust of voters.

In a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll, voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania think Clinton is not trustworthy by margins of 8 to 14 percentage points.

The Democratic front-runner’s favorability-unfavorability rating is 47-45 percent in Florida. That rating is 44-48 percent in Ohio, and 46-48 percent in Pennsylvania.

On the question of honesty and trustworthiness, 51 percent of Florida voters say she cannot be trusted. In Ohio, 53 percent say the same, and 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters also say she is not trustworthy or honest.

“It’s a long way until Election Day, but in the critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has a tiny edge over the GOP field,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll in a statement.

“Most of the eight GOP hopefuls are within striking distance of Secretary Hillary Clinton in at least one of the three states,” Brown continued. “In Ohio, Gov. Kasich leads.”

“But perhaps more troubling for her than the continuing slide is how she is perceived by voters who continue to say she is not honest and trustworthy,”  he added.

About half of swing-state voters — 46 percent in Florida, 48 percent in Ohio and 51 percent in Pennsylvania — do not believe Clinton cares about voter needs and problems.

“This is where Democrats almost always fare better than Republicans. Yet in this survey many Republican candidates do as well or better than does she,” Brown said.

Clinton just relaunched her campaign in New York City over the weekend and traveled to New Hampshire on Monday to speak to voters. Republican candidates and potential candidates for the presidency are also making stops in New Hampshire this week including Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Donald Trump.