Clinton, Trump lead primary pack in Quinnipiac Poll

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HAMDEN — The race for the presidential nomination continues and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump are leading their in their respective parties according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Trump leads the Republican primary pack according to the Quinnipiac University National poll released Thursday with 25 percent, followed by 17 percent for Dr. Ben Carson, 12 percent for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. The poll found that no other candidate tops 7 percent, with 9 percent undecided.

The number of GOP voters that said they “would definitely not support” Trump is  29 percent.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets 43 percent of the votes of Democrats, with 25 percent for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 18 percent for Biden and 10 percent undecided.

Those that said they “would definitely not support” Clinton stands at 11 percent.

“The cast of characters changes by the week, with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the spotlight and Gov. Jeb Bush still waiting for his big break. And Donald Trump still in the lead role,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

For details on the poll, go here.