A new Quinnipiac University poll just released Wednesday shows Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton running neck and neck, at only two percentage points apart – too close to call.
Clinton comes in at 42 percent, with Trump at 40 percent.
When third party candidates are added to the survey, the two-point margin remains the same, with Clinton at 39 percent and Trump at 37 percent.
The telephone poll was conducted from June 21-27, among 1,610 registered voters nationwide.
According to the survey, voters are divided along gender, racial, age and party lines.
Men support Trump 47-34 percent and women back Clinton 50-33 percent.
Republicans go to Trump 84-6 percent, while Democrats go to Clinton 89-3 percent.
White voters support Trump 47-34 percent, Black voters go to Clinton 91-1 percent, and Hispanic voters back her 50-33 percent.
Voters over 65 vote Republican 51-35 percent, while voters under 34 years old vote Democrat 48-23 percent.
American voters say 58 – 33 percent that Clinton is better prepared to be president than Trump; 53 – 33 percent that she is more intelligent and 46 – 37 percent that she has higher moral standards. But voters say 45 – 37 percent that Trump is more honest and trustworthy and 49 – 43 percent that he is a stronger leader.
Americans are still nearly evenly divided on their perceptions of where the candidates stand on issues. Looking at who would best handle important issues, according to the poll, American voters say:
- 52 – 40 percent that Trump would be better creating jobs;
- 50 – 45 percent that Clinton would be better handling immigration;
- 52 – 39 percent that Trump would be more effective handling ISIS;
- 51 – 42 percent that Clinton would better respond to an international crisis;
- 46 percent would trust Clinton more on sending U.S. troops overseas, while 44 percent would trust Trump more;
- 54 – 35 percent would trust Clinton more to make the right decisions regarding nuclear weapons;
- 46 – 43 percent that Clinton would do a better job getting things done in Washington.
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