According to a most recent poll, Biden and Carson are favorites in swing states. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to lead their respective parties’ primaries, Ben Carson and Vice President Joe Biden top the list of preferred candidates in three key swing states: Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
For many who regarded Clinton and Trump as the top contenders for the 2016 Presidential bids, this comes as a surprise and a new development which can even change the entire outcome of the upcoming elections, next year.
According to the new poll conducted by Quinnipac University, Vice President Joe Biden is currently topping all five Republican candidates – Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio – in the Sunshine State.
Clinton holds the largest margin in Florida with 24 points. Senator Marco Rubio comes in third place in Florida among favorite GOP candidates, with the ability to win up to 14% of potential voters, while Jeb Bush comes in next with merely 2 points.
The new polls also suggest a favorable position for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is currently outdoing Fiorina, Trump and Carson in Florida. In Ohio and Pennsylvania however, Trump manages to defeat Clinton in current polls. Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders is also giving ‘the bern’ to the real estate mogul in all these three swing states.
Carson also proves to be a favorite among GOP candidates in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Republican contender and former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon sweeps Clinton, Trump and Biden in these two states. Furthermore, Carson is said to be widely popular among younger voters from the Sunshine State.
Overall, the new report shows a sudden development which challenges Clinton’s run for the White House. Without Biden in the race, Clinton would get considerable more support even in the states where she is currently leading.
In Florida, for example, Clinton’s support would rise from 43% with Biden in the race to 54% without Biden. In Ohio, it would be from 40% to 52%, while Pennsylvania the estimates put the figures from 36% with Biden to a sweeping 51% without Biden.
Quinnipac University surveyed 1,173 voters in Florida with a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points. This includes 433 Republicans with a margin of error of 4.7 percentage points and 411 Democrats with a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Meanwhile, in Ohio 1,180 potential votes were polled and 1,049 more in Pennsylvania.
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