Polling data in three swing states have Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in narrow or losing positions against Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, according to latinpost.com.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted between June 4 and June 15 with 1,147 Floridian, 1,191 Ohioan and 970 Pennsylvanian voters.
“It’s a long way until Election Day, but in the critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has a tiny edge over the GOP field,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. “Most of the eight GOP hopefuls are within striking distance of Secretary Hillary Clinton in at least one of the three states.”
In the Sunshine State, former Secretary of State Clinton did manage to receive more support than Rubio. The Quinnipiac report found Clinton receiving 47 percent to Rubio’s 44 percent.
However, In the polling against Clinton, Rubio gave the narrowest margin of victory to Clinton among the GOP presidential candidates.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also lost against Clinton in Florida. While she received 46 percent, he attracted 42 percent of the vote. Clinton also beat the rest of the GOP field.
In a match against Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, she wins 48 percent to 37 percent, respectively. She also defeats Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky 46 percent to 39 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 48 percent to 38 percent.
“Secretary Clinton continues to out-poll most major Republican wannabes in the Sunshine State. She holds her own when matched against the GOP’s two native sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. The margin stems from her ability to keep the gender gap running in her favor. She holds low double digit leads among women when matched against either man and that is enough to make the difference” Brown said.
In Ohio, Clinton tied against Senator Rand Paul at 43 percent each, and actually lost against John Kasich in a hypothetical matchup, 40 percent to 47 percent. In Ohio, Clinton defeated Rubio with 45 percent to 42 percent.
Rubio managed to defeat Clinton in Pennsylvania in the polling. The Florida senator received 44 percent to her 43 percent. She also loses in a matchup against Paul, 45 percent to 44 percent.
Clinton beat the other Republican contenders in Pennsylvania.
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