Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women’s Empowerment Event at the United Nations on March 10, 2015. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
If the 2016 Presidential election were held today, Democrat Hillary Clinton would get the the state’s 7 electoral votes, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released this morning.
The former Secretary of State dominates the Democratic primary field in an early look at the 2016 race among Connecticut voters, and tops her possible Republican challengers by margins of 18 to 25 percentage points, the Q Poll found.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have 18 percent each in a possible Republican primary matchup, with 12 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and 11 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the independent poll shows.
“In blue Connecticut, Hillary Clinton has big double-digit leads against top Republican contenders,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.
“Despite the current e-mail controversy surrounding Clinton, she is well-liked in Connecticut while the Republican contenders get either mixed evaluations or negative ones from voters.”
Secretary Clinton tops the Democratic pack with 53 percent, followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 15 percent and Vice President Joseph Biden with 8 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent and 15 percent are undecided.
Clinton tops Bush and Walker, the top Republican contenders, by 52 to 34 percent in Connecticut.
Read the complete Q Poll results here.ct03122015_Cth436ds