In all three states, voters say they agree that “we need radical change.” Quinnipiac polls in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no presidential candidate has won the White House without taking at least two of these states.
In polling Ohio voters, Quinnipiac found disenchantment:
59 percent say they’re falling further behind economically;
73 percent say the old ways don’t work and it’s time for radical change;
59 percent say foreign trade agreements have hurt them personally;
79 percent say public officials “don’t care much what people like me think.”
A majority of Ohio voters also say the government has gone too far in helping minority groups but 72 percent agree that prejudice against minority groups is a big problem in the country.
Voters were surveyed via cell and land lines between June 30 and July 11. The poll in Ohio has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points while the margin of error in the Pennsylvania and Florida surveys is 3.1 percentage points.