A new national poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a virtual statistical dead heat with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as voters polled prefer Trump when it comes to the two critical issues of creating jobs and combatting ISIS.
The latest Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday shows Clinton leading Trump 42 percent to 40 percent, a lead within the poll’s 2.4 percentage point margin of error. On June 1, Quinnipiac showed Clinton with a four-point lead over trump, 45 percent – 41 percent.
Quinnipiac found that the two-point Clinton margin remained even when third-party candidates were factored in. In a multi-candidate race, the totals were: Clinton, 39 percent, Trump, 37 percent; Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, 8 percent; Green candidate Jill Stein, 4 percent.
In terms of handling key issues:
- Better at creating jobs: Trump 52 percent, Clinton 40 percent.
- Stronger at handling ISIS: Trump 52 percent, Clinton 39 percent.
- More honest and trustworthy: Trump 45 percent, Clinton 37 percent.
- A stronger leader: Trump 49 percent, Clinton 43 percent.
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