Clinton, Sanders lead Trump in Quinnipiac national poll

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HAMDEN — A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows both Democratic candidates beating the Republican Donald Trump the race for president.

The poll found that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont leads Trump among all American voters 48 – 39  percent, but in within the party, he trails Hillary Clinton among Democratic voters 53 – 39 percent.

Clinton comes out ahead of Trump with a small 45 – 41 percent lead over Donald Trump in the race for president.

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In a potential race with third party candidates, Clinton is at 40 percent with Trump at 38 percent, a race that Quinnipiac said is too close to call.  Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 5 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 3 percent.

The poll found in a  Clinton-Trump matchup, men favor Republicans 51 – 35 percent, while women go Democratic 54 – 30 percent. Within their own parties, Republicans back Trump 86 – 4 percent and Democrats back Clinton 90 – 6 percent. Independent voters are divided, with 40 percent for Trump and 37 percent for Clinton.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders can take solace in the fact that he leads Donald Trump, but the cold hard truth is that his own party favors Hillary Clinton by a whopping 13 points. American voters don’t like either one of the front-runners. The question could be who we dislike the least,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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