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No Republican Candidate Would Beat Hillary in Colorado – Except Rand Paul: New Poll

Quinnipiac, 4/15-4/21
Colorado

  • Clinton: 43, Paul: 48
  • Clinton: 42, Christie: 42
  • Clinton: 45, Huckabee: 44
  • Clinton: 45, Bush: 40

A new Quinnipiac poll has found that Hillary Clinton’s chances of carrying Colorado in the general election rest entirely on who the Republicans nominate.

The poll, conducted between April 14 and April 21, sampling 1,298 registered Colorado voters, found that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads every Republican challenger in The Centennial State, except Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

According to the survey, if the election were held today, Rand Paul would defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a margin of 48-43 in Colorado. Paul has now led Hillary in four of the last five polls we’ve seen out of Colorado by at least two points.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is bouncing back from his Bridgegate scandal dip, also has a shot to defeat Hillary in Colorado as the two are tied 42-42 with 16 percent of the voters undecided. Christie had led the former First Lady in Colorado in every poll since the summer until Hillary took the lead in January following Christie’s scandal.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is in surprisingly solid standing as well, trailing Clinton by just 1 percent. That’s a big improvement over the 7 percent deficit we saw in a PPP Colorado poll in March.

On the other hand, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to lag in the vital swing state by a margin of 45-40. Hillary has now led Bush in every poll to come out of Colorado, including a 9-point lead in the March PPP poll.

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