Poll: Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump in Key Swings States of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015 9:15 AM
Poll: Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump in Key Swings States of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Donald Trump may be currently leading in GOP primary polls, but when it comes to the general election, he loses to Vice President Joe Biden in a number of key swing states according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Keep in mind Biden hasn't even announced his candidacy yet.

-FLORIDA: Biden 45 - Trump 42
-OHIO: Biden 48 - Trump 38
-PENNSYLVANIA: Biden 48 - Trump 40

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as or better than Clinton against top Republicans in general election matchups in these key swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.

Hillary Clinton, however, is losing to Republicans Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump in Florida. According to the poll, Clinton and Trump have the highest unfavorables and ratings on trustworthiness. 

"Vice President Joseph Biden, who is spending his time in seclusion, contemplating whether to take on Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries for president, has some new information to consider," Quinnipiac University Polling Assistant Director Peter Brown said about the poll. "In head-to-head matchups against the three leading contenders for the Republican nomination, he runs as well or slightly better than she does."

The biggest victory here is for Joe Biden, who Democrats are taking a serious look at with Hillary Clinton's ongoing email scandal and failures as a presidential candidate. This poll proves he can win, which gives him more incentive to get into the race and for donors and voters to leave Clinton behind.

Biden is currently on vacation with his family in South Carolina and will make a decision about whether he'll make a run for the White House by October 1.