Hampton University polls shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in virtual tie

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HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Hampton University took a poll of Virginian voters and discovered that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual tie, Friday.

The Center for Public Police Statewide Survey of 805 voters revealed the data.

When voters were asked who they would vote for if the presidential election were held today:

  • Donald Trump - 39.2%
  • Hillary Clinton - 38.8%
  • Don't know/Refused - 22%

The poll also asked Virginia voters how concerned they were about several issues that are currently being discussed across America, and how the candidates express their plans to tackle while in office. The issue included terrorism/ISIS, gun control, and immigration.

When asked if they thought if the U.S. should lead a ground force coalition against ISIS, 54.6% believed that the United States should, 32.6% disagreed, and 12.8% didn't know or refused to answer the question.

Voters were asked about the topic of automatic rifles and semi-automatic rifles, and whether or not they should be banned. 52.8% of Virginian voters believe that automatic rifles should be banned, along with 65.7% believing that semi-automatic rifles should be banned. 60.8% support increasing regulations on any kind of gun purchase.

The poll also revealed that many voters feel the the candidates are "unfavorable" or "very unfavorable." 36.7% of Virginian voters believe that Trump is not trustworthy, while 32.1% believer that Clinton is not trustworthy.

For questions on the survey contact the Hampton University Center for Public Policy call 757-727-5426 or visit www.hamptonu.edu/cpp.


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