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One Black Sheep

(458 posts)
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:23 AM Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by only 7 points in Connecticut

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a single-digit lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in deep-blue Connecticut, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Mrs. Clinton was at 45 percent in the Quinnipiac University poll and Mr. Trump was at 38 percent.

“While Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump, her single digit lead is smaller than might be expected from true-blue Connecticut, and her negative favorability rating is almost as bad as his,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.

“It’s pretty amazing that Trump is within single digits of Clinton, given how poorly he scores on having the temperament and being prepared for the presidency,” Dr. Schwartz said. “What Trump has going for him is the desire for change, and the weakness of Hillary Clinton.”

Sen. Bernard Sanders, meanwhile, led Mr. Trump by 19 points, 54 percent to 35 percent.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/7/hillary-clinton-leads-donald-trump-7-points-connec/

This is a solidly Democratic blue state that Obama won by 18 points in 2012, and as we see in the poll, Bernie has a similar lead, whereas Hillary can only manage a slim 7 point lead, and the battle between her and Trump hasn't even started yet...

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by only 7 points in Connecticut (Original Post) One Black Sheep Jun 2016 OP
This is early June. Lay off the polls until Labor Day. tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
Not surprising at all. This part was most telling: Herman4747 Jun 2016 #2
That's because there are two Dems splitting the vote obamanut2012 Jun 2016 #3
You do realize this is the Washington Times? nt Demsrule86 Jun 2016 #4
They are quoting a quinnipac poll One Black Sheep Jun 2016 #6
Look at Trump's numbers there... CrowCityDem Jun 2016 #5
You should ask President John McCain about his polls pre-conventions. nt onehandle Jun 2016 #7
That lead will be growing from here on out. MineralMan Jun 2016 #8
A 7 point lead before she's even really started on him? Nye Bevan Jun 2016 #9
Largely because disgruntled BS supporters are not ready to commit WI_DEM Jun 2016 #10
Oh, Washington "wingnut/moonie" Times Dem2 Jun 2016 #11
 

Herman4747

(1,825 posts)
2. Not surprising at all. This part was most telling:
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:27 AM
Jun 2016
"Sen. Bernard Sanders, meanwhile, led Mr. Trump by 19 points, 54 percent to 35 percent."

Sadly, some Democrats prefer a less moral presidential candidate more likely to lose.

One Black Sheep

(458 posts)
6. They are quoting a quinnipac poll
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:34 AM
Jun 2016

unless you think quinnipac is biased, it is a legit news story.

Quinnipac is a leading poll company quoted regularly in all mainstream news sources.

 

CrowCityDem

(2,348 posts)
5. Look at Trump's numbers there...
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 08:33 AM
Jun 2016

He's in the mid 30s in both. That means his support doesn't grow much with a different opponent. It means that the difference in predominantly in Bernie voters who aren't supporting Hillary yet.

That will change as people get over their feelings.

WI_DEM

(33,497 posts)
10. Largely because disgruntled BS supporters are not ready to commit
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:09 AM
Jun 2016

unlike Hillary supporters who will vote for Bernie if he were the nominee and have no problem saying it.

You really should understand that is the key reason.

Dem2

(8,164 posts)
11. Oh, Washington "wingnut/moonie" Times
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:12 AM
Jun 2016

Why am I not surprised?

Anybody who thinks Trump will win CT is smoking serious crack

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