Yet another poll has Hillary Clinton well ahead of Donald Trump in Colorado and Virginia, while she and Donald Trump are “too close to call” in Iowa.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday has Clinton leading Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in Colorado when the two are paired. Add third-party candidates to the mix and Clinton still leads 41 percent to Trump’s 33 percent.
Libertarian Gary Johnson continues to perform well here, getting 16 percent in this poll, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein was preferred by 7 percent of respondents.
The findings are similar to those of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll released last week.
In Virginia, Clinton is ahead 50 percent to 38 percent. In Iowa, Clinton leads Trump 47 percent to 44 percent. That’s within the margin of error, but on the right side of it for the Clinton camp.
Both candidates have high negative ratings in each state, but Trump’s negatives are much higher. And more Trump voters are anti-Clinton than vice versa.
Among Clinton supporters in Colorado, 48 percent were anti-Trump; among Trump voters, 62 percent were anti-Clinton.
The folks who run the poll identified the same demographic challenges for Republicans that local political analysts have described.
“The scary thing for Republicans in the Virginia and Colorado numbers is that they show a possible Hillary Clinton landslide in states that only eight years ago leaned GOP and before that had been GOP strongholds,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in a press release.
“In Colorado, with a burgeoning Hispanic population, Donald Trump’s comments about Hispanics seem to have put the state out of his reach. In Virginia, the growth of the Democratic leaning Washington D.C. suburbs probably has made the difference,” Brown added.
By contrast, Trump may do better in Iowa because Iowa is whiter.