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QU Poll shows Trump leading GOP, Clinton leading Dems in CT primary

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton lead the polls for the presidential nominations, according to recent Quinnipiac poll. (WFSB File) Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton lead the polls for the presidential nominations, according to recent Quinnipiac poll. (WFSB File)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lead among likely Connecticut primary voters in the latest edition of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

According to the poll, Trump owns nearly 50 percent of the mark among likely Republican voters, while Ohio Governor John Kasich tops Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a race for second place. 

“Connecticut Republicans have gone for outsider candidates such as Linda McMahon and Tom Foley. They continue that trend with Donald Trump,” Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Schwartz said Cruz could be "too conservative" for Connecticut voters. 

“The conventional wisdom that Sen. Cruz is too conservative for Connecticut looks true, as he comes in a distant third in the Republican primary. Kasich
clearly is outpacing Cruz for second, but running well behind Trump," Schwartz said. 

On the Democratic side, Clinton leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 51-42 percent. 

"Secretary Hillary Clinton wins on all the most important issues to voters, except for income inequality," Schwartz said. 

Schwartz said Sanders wins Connecticut voters "on honesty, values, and empathy."

"But Clinton wins by bigger margins on leadership, electability, and experience," Schwartz said. 

However, 6 percent of Connecticut voters remain undecided while 18 percent of voters said they may change their mind. 

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