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Trump, Clinton lead polls in Connecticut

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton lead the polls for the presidential nominations, according to recent Quinnipiac poll. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton lead the polls for the presidential nominations, according to recent Quinnipiac poll.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump topped the GOP pack in Connecticut, according to a recent poll.

It was his highest score in any Quinnipiac University poll so far, the school said. However, he trailed Democratic contenders.

"Connecticut Republicans apparently want an outsider, as Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina lead the field and get a combined total of 59 percent of the Republican primary vote,” said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, Quinnipiac University poll director. “Establishment candidates such as Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are in single digits.”

The poll had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the race for the Democratic nomination with 37 percent. However, that number was down from the 53 percent she enjoyed back in March.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had 25 percent.

"Secretary Hillary Clinton does especially well among Democratic women, ahead of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by about 2-1,” Schwartz said. “Sanders leads Clinton slightly among very liberal Democrats."

Quinnipiac’s “no way” list was topped by Clinton. Sixteen percent of Democratic voters said here was “no way” they would vote for her.

On the Republican side, 25 percent of voters said they definitely would not vote for Trump.

To see the poll’s complete results, click here.

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