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QU Poll Shows Conn. Republicans Favor Trump

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A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows real estate developer and entrepreneur Donald Trump leads the pack of Republican presidential candidates among Republican voters in Connecticut.

34 percent of registered Republicans in the state say they would vote for Trump if the Republican primary were held today.

Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll, said this is the largest percentage Trump has gotten in any of Quinnipiac’s state polls.

"He’s had a very strong summer, and these numbers show that the juggernaut for Trump continues," he said."In Connecticut he’s not only leading, he’s getting his best numbers yet."

The poll also finds that in a general election, Trump would lose to the leading declared Democratic contender, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

47 percent of registered voters polled say they would vote for Clinton, while 40 percent said they would vote for Trump.

Both Trump and Clinton had the highest percentage of voters in each of their parties who said they who would never vote for them.

25 percent of GOP voters polled say they would definitely not vote for Trump. 16 percent of Democratic voters in Connecticut say the same thing about Clinton.

The poll was released on Oct. 13. It has a margin of error of about plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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