Clinton trails GOP candidates in early Colorado poll

KUSA - Democrat Hillary Clinton lags behind several Republican candidates in a new Quinnipiac survey of Colorado, along with Iowa and Virginia.

The result is at odds with all major national polling so far this month, which has Clinton leading Republicans to various degrees.

However, a July 8 Public Policy Polling survey did find Clinton trailing five of the GOP candidates in North Carolina.

"It is either a harbinger that Colorado is indicating a potential decline [for Clinton] that we're going to see in national polls or this is an outlier," 9NEWS political analyst Floyd Ciruli said. "It's one or the other."

View the full poll results HERE:

With a nine point advantage, Scott Walker has the biggest lead in the hypothetical matchups in Colorado:

· Walker 47 – Clinton 38

· Rubio 46 – Clinton 38

· Bush 41 – Clinton 36

The polling outfit did not include any of the other 16 declared Republican candidates in Matchups against Clinton, but it did find similar results in Iowa and Virginia.

The poll also found that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders fared no better in head-to-head matchups against the same three GOP contenders.

Perhaps more concerning for Democrats, the poll found that 56 percent of Colorado voters had an unfavorable opinion of Clinton.

Only Donald Trump did worse, with 58 percent unfavorability.

"The trend of Quinnipiac polls in the state of Colorado for her have been consistently going down," Ciruli said.

While it's too early to say if this is the start of a trend downward for Clinton more broadly, Ciruli pointed out that the result does jive with surveys conducted elsewhere by other groups.

"There have been several recent polls that have shown a decline in the public's trust in Hillary Clinton," Ciruli said, citing concerns over Clinton's email accounts and lack of interaction with news media.

Sixty-two percent of the Colorado voters surveyed said they didn't consider Clinton to be honest and trustworthy while 52 percent said she is a strong leader.

(© 2015 KUSA)


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