While the critics continue to claim that Hillary Clinton has an effective lock on the presidency, new polling is throwing cold water on their narrative.
Over and over we have heard that Hillary starts with 242 of the 270 delegates she needs to win the presidency. That number represents the states that Democrats have won in the last six elections.
However, Donald Trump has argued that he is uniquely positioned to break that stranglehold and win some of those states, especially in the Rust Belt.
Now it looks like that is true, with Trump in a statistical tie in Pennsylvania, as well as the two most important swing states in presidential politics. Politico has the report…
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are effectively tied in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday.
In Florida, Clinton leads Trump, 43 percent to 42 percent, while Sanders earned 44 percent to Trump’s 42 percent.
In Ohio, registered voters preferred Trump to Clinton, 43 percent to 39 percent, while Sanders edged Trump 43 percent to 41 percent.
In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads 43 percent to 42 percent, mirroring the gender and racial gaps in the other swing states.