New poll shows Obama leads Trump in New Hampshire, Florida, Pennsylvania


— Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were neck and neck in New England on Tuesday night, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

Trump was at 40 percent in the Quinnipic survey, with Clinton at 38 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 percent.

The poll was conducted among 7,924 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.

The survey of 3,926 likely voters was conducted April 4-9.

Quinnipiac’s poll of New Hampshire was conducted March 17-20, and had a margin a bit larger than that of its poll in New York, where Trump was leading by 1.6 points, while Clinton was at 4.9.

In both New Hampshire and New York polling, Trump led in both early and final weeks of the race.

Clinton had an average lead of 5.8 points in New Hampshirks poll, while Trump had an advantage of 4.4 points in the first two weeks of polling in New Jersey.

Clinton was also leading in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa and Nevada.

The Quinnipi poll also found that Trump and Johnson were tied for second place in Florida, at 40.5 percent each.

The margin was a bit wider in Virginia, at 6.7 percent.

The two other states where the candidates were tied were North Carolina, at 4 percent, and Colorado, at 3.4 percent.

Clinton and Trump were tied in New Mexico, at 7 percent, while Johnson was tied in North Dakota, at 8.5 per cent.

The Libertarian Party’s Johnson won a state for the first time in recent history, taking 12.3 percent of the vote.

The Green Party’s Weld won the Libertarian nomination for president.

The poll was done from March 10-14, when the candidates had their first debate.

In New Hampshire on Tuesday, the candidates split the first-in-the-nation primary among Democratic and Republican voters, with Trump ahead in each group, 51.4 to 41.4.

In the Republican contest, Trump had 49.6 percent to Clinton’s 39.4, with Johnson at 9.4 and Weld at 5.9 percent.

A Quinnipio poll of Pennsylvania had Trump leading Clinton by 4.7 percentage points, and a Quinnipian poll of Virginia had Clinton leading Trump by 5.6.

In New Hampshire in the two weeks leading up to the debate, the Quinnips had Clinton ahead by 1 point.

In Florida, the poll had Trump ahead by 2.4 percentage points in each poll.