QU Poll numbers show Clinton, Trump gap narrowing in swing states among voters

Trump, Clinton battle it out in 2016's new social media landscape. (AP file)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A new Quinnipiac University poll shows the presidential race between presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her republican counterpart Donald Trump is close in some key swing states. What it found is that Trump has a three point lead over Clinton in Florida, the two are tied in Ohio, and in Pennsylvania, Trump leads Clinton 43 to 41.

University of New Haven Political Science Professor Joshua Sandman says he is not surprised by what the poll found. Sandman says he thinks the numbers should serve as a warning for the Clinton campaign, adding his recommendation is they need to change her image among likely voters.

“If I was her campaign manager I would be very worried now,” said Sandman. “I would really try to re-invent her, she has to really go out into the heartland, be empathetic, she has to take on the Bernie Sanders persona.”

Sandman calls poll numbers “a snap shot in time.” The question is, will this trend continue?

“They’re all within the margin of error so it’s really premature to predict the outcome based on these numbers,” said Sandman.

Sandman adds people should expect to see in the short term at least a jump when new polls come out for Clinton. The reason for the prediction is because of her newly picked up endorsement from former rival, Bernie Sanders.

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