A new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning showed that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is in a heap of trouble in Colorado, a swing state necessary on her path to the White House. The least margin by which Republicans are beating Clinton is 11 points. The breakdown is below.
- Sen. Marco Rubio over Clinton 52 – 36 percent (16 points)
- Dr. Ben Carson leads Clinton 52 – 38 percent (14 points)
- Sen. Ted Cruz tops Clinton 51 – 38 percent (13 points)
- Donald Trump beats Clinton 48 – 37 percent (11 points)
Tim Molloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll, called the numbers a “chilly, if not frigid reception” and noted that “as winter moves into the Rockies, Coloradans say the Democratic front-runner would get bruised and beaten by all the top GOP opponents, and absolutely crushed by Sen. Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson.”
More bad news for Clinton – she has the lowest favorability ratings among all candidates as she polls at 33 percent positive and 61 percent negative. And the worst news for Clinton is that she’s losing with Independents to every Republican candidate by double digits as well.
As far as Republican candidates, Carson leads the pack with 25 percent of the Republican vote and is trailed by Rubio with 19 percent, Trump with 17 percent, Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina with 5 percent, Sen. Rand Paul with 3 percent, former Gov. Jeb Bush with 2 percent, and 11 percent undecided.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,262 Colorado voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points from November 11 to November 15. The survey included live interviews with land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 474 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points and 404 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points.