Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are tied in the crucial swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, according to new polls showing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee gaining strength on his Democratic rival because of doubts about her honesty. The polls show great improvement for Mr. Trump in Pennsylvania and Florida, where he is doing well with women and independent voters while gaining more support among men.
The polls are good news for Mr. Trump, but the same can’t be said for Hilary Clinton from statements were disputed by the F.B.I., which said she was “extremely careless” with classified information.
“While there is no definite link between Clinton’s drop in Florida and the U.S. Justice Department decision not to prosecute her for her handling of emails, she has lost ground to Trump on questions which measure moral standards and honesty,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.
Mr. Trump is seen as the more honest candidate and better suited to fight terrorism.
As with the Quinnipiac polls, the surveys show Mr. Trump gaining ground in the last month.