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New 2016 Poll: Male Voters Turn on Republicans, Support Hillary

PPP, 3/20-3/23
New Mexico

  • Clinton: 51, Paul: 36
  • Clinton: 53, Bush: 37
  • Clinton: 54, Cruz: 37
  • Clinton: 53, Christie: 35
  • Clinton: 55, Huckabee: 34

The common misconception is that Hillary Clinton, a female candidate, will naturally draw an overwhelming amount of the female vote while male voters, who tend to vote Republican anyway, would likely swing to the Republican side. That doesn’t appear to be the case, at least not in New Mexico where a new PPP poll shows overwhelming male support for Clinton over any major Republican candidate.

The poll, conducted between March 20 and March 23, sampling 674 registered voters, found that Hillary Clinton owns a commanding lead over every potential Republican opponent, including among male voters.

In a hypothetical 2016 matchup against Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the former Secretary of State leads by a 51-36 margin, including 48-40 among male voters. Hillary also leads Paul with a commanding 54-33 margin among women voters.

Against former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the former First Lady leads by a margin of 53-37, including a 51-39 margin among male voters. Clinton also leads among female voters, 54-34.

In a matchup against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the former New York Senator leads by a margin of 53-35, including a 52-37 margin among male voters. Hillary also leads among female voters by a margin of 54-32.

Against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the Democratic frontrunner leads by a margin of 54-37, including a 51-39 lead among male voters. Clinton also has a strong lead among female voters, leading by a 56-34 margin.

Against former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Clinton leads by a margin of 55-34, including a strong 52-36 lead among male voters. She also leads by a margin of 57-33 among women voters.

Overall, pundits that believe that Hillary Clinton’s biggest strength will be the female vote may be surprised to see how strong she is among male voters.

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