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Hillary Clinton Trails Paul Ryan, Rand Paul in New Colorado Poll

Quinnipiac, 1/29-2/2

  • Clinton: 43, Ryan: 48
  • Clinton: 43, Paul: 47
  • Clinton: 43, Christie: 42
  • Clinton: 44, Cruz: 43

Though former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads the Republican pack by a healthy margin in swing states like Florida, Clinton finds herself struggling to gain support in the swing state of Colorado, a state that Barack Obama carried by a healthy margin in both 2008 and 2012.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, conducted between January 29 and February 2, sampling 1,139 registered Colorado voters, Hillary Clinton trails both Paul Ryan and Rand Paul in the Centennial State, and leads Chris Christie and Ted Cruz by just one point.

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, emerging as a legitimate threat to win the party’s nomination, finished with the strongest showing, leading the former First Lady by a margin of 48-43. That’s even better than his support in the last Colorado poll, conducted in November, when he led Clinton by a margin of 45-43.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite for the 2016 nomination, leads the former New York Senator by a margin of 47-43. Paul has now led Clinton by a 2-4 point margin in the last three Colorado polls we’ve seen.

Texas Senator and fellow Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz didn’t have the same success as Ryan and Paul but closed in on Hillary and now trails by just one point. He had trailed Clinton by three points in the last poll we saw.

On the other hand, Chris Christie has plummeted from his frontrunner standing in previous polls but still only trails Clinton by just a single point. In the last Quinnipiac poll in November and a PPP poll in December, Christie led Hillary by a 7-8 point margin.

Colorado has a large percentage of independent voters and the state swings often. Hillary is in big trouble among Colorado’s independent voters as she trails even far right candidate Rand Paul by a 52-32 margin. Independent voters also prefer Ted Cruz by a margin of 46-35, Paul Ryan by a margin of 53-34, and Chris Christie by a margin of 43-34.

  • Roy

    If it came down to voting for Ryan or Clinton…I’d just sit out the election. It would be my first time ever not voting but I dislike both enough to not vote at all.

    • SorryJeffersonWeTried

      That’s rather irresponsible don’t you think? It is your civic duty to vote. You don’t vote on whether you “like” the candidate, heck, you don’t even know them, you probably won’t have them over for supper, so liking them doesn’t matter. You vote on candidates based on their record and where you think their policies will take our Country. Please rethink your strategy.

      • Roy

        Not irresponsible at all. I’ve fought for the right to vote or not vote based on my conscience. Will I vote for a person I feel let 4 people die in Libya or someone I feel would be bad for the Country. I choose at that point not to vote for either so don’t lecture me about civic duty. 5 tours in the desert more than qualify me to tell you to “pound sand”.

        • SorryJeffersonWeTried

          5 tours in the desert do NOT qualify you to invite me to your gay party PHAGGOT. Why do more and more and more “conservatives” insist on providing fodder for the lefties by being so hateful and close-minded? Maybe youre as in the closet about your political leanings as you are your sexual ones. Good thing for you they had “dont ask don’t tell”.

          • Roy

            HAHAHA! Next time before you go in a homophobic rant might I suggest you Google the term…equivalent to go fly a kite or go play in traffic…there are other versions but I don’t use that language so those are the ones I go with. I do not care what your sexual orientation is…that’s between you and your maker. So it comes down to’ you do not have any “right” to lecture me or anyone else on what you think my civic duty is. I have earned the right to either vote or not vote based on my conscience. If it boils down to either of these two then well it is a no vote for me. Personally I would like Allen West and Dr Ben Carlson to get in the race…I have not seen any Democratic contender so far that has any integrity or honor that I would be willing to vote for. I am a registered Independent as I find both parties to be useless.

  • SorryJeffersonWeTried

    If this was a yahoo poll that says it all- yahoo is full of very young, liberal idiots who would get a big thrill out of pretending to be Tea Party members and then casting votes for Killary. Inconsequential poll, anyone?

  • disqus_59KZkHgegx

    I never trust early polling–but will put this on the wall just to have a good day.
    WARNING: If this keeps us, look for Queen Hill & her lapdogs to play the Gender Card.