Friday, September 09, 2016

Poll: GOP senators lead in four key swing states

The Hill reports:
Republican incumbents are leading their Democratic Senate challengers in four crucial swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.

GOP Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) all lead their opponents, in addition to outperforming the Republican at the top of the ticket, Donald Trump.

Toomey holds the narrowest lead, outpacing Democratic candidate Katie McGinty by just 1 point, 46 percent to 45 percent.

The GOP’s strongest race of the four is in Ohio, where Portman is leading former Gov. Ted Strickland by 11 points, 51 percent to 40 percent.