Majority in three swing states don’t view Clinton as trustworthy

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The majority of voters in three critical swing states do not view Hillary Clinton as trustworthy, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll found that voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania are skeptical of the Democratic presidential front-runner’s integrity by margins ranging from 8 percentage points to 14 percentage points.

{mosads}Fifty-one percent of Florida respondents said they find Clinton untrustworthy; 43 percent said the opposite. In Ohio, 53 percent of voters said they believe Clinton is dishonest, and 40 percent did not. And in Pennsylvania, 54 percent said they do not see her as honest, compared with 40 percent who did.

Voters across all three states listed honesty and trustworthiness as their top issue among potential candidates.

Quinnipiac’s fresh sampling also found Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is the GOP presidential contender with the best shot against Clinton across all three states.

The Florida lawmaker, it found, received 44 percent of support in his home state, compared to 47 percent for Clinton.

In Ohio, Rubio nabbed 41 percent support, and Clinton took 45 percent.

In Pennsylvania, Rubio squeaked past Clinton among voters, earning 44 percent of their support to her 43 percent.

“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 A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Most of the eight GOP hopefuls are within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in at least one of the three states,” Brown said. “In Ohio, Gov. [John] Kasich leads.”

“But perhaps more troubling for her than the continuing slide is how she is perceived by voters who continue to say she is not honest and trustworthy,” he added.

Quinnipiac said Florida is the state most likely to choose Clinton next election cycle.

The polling outfit said she is also currently beating former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) there, earning 46 percent of voter support to his 42 percent.

“Secretary Clinton continues to outpoll most major Republican wannabes in the Sunshine State,” Brown said of those results. “She holds her own against the GOP’s two native sons, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.”

“The margin stems from her ability to keep the gender gap running in her favor,” he added.

“She holds low double-digit leads among women when matched against either man, and that is enough to make the difference.”

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