Poll: Clinton Ahead of Trump in His Home State by 30 Points
Hillary Clinton is significantly ahead of Donald Trump in his home state, a new poll shows.
Clinton has a 30-point lead over Trump, 57 percent to 27 percent, up from her lead in June (54-31), according to a Siena College Poll conducted between Aug. 7-10.
In a four-way race, Clinton beats Trump by 50 percent to 25 percent, with 16 percent of support for other candidates.
“Despite Trump’s claims to carry New York, the Empire State seems firmly planted on the blue side of the map,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg in a statement.
“New Yorkers have voted Democratic in the last seven presidential elections and there does not appear to be a real threat to end that streak,” he added.
When it comes to honesty and trustworthiness, Clinton beats Trump as 60 percent say she is not honest and 69 percent say Trump is not.
Between 47 and 58 percent of those surveyed say their views lean towards the Democratic candidate, while between 23 and 35 percent say their views are closer to the Republican’s.
Clinton won over voters with issues like: addressing tensions between the police and communities of color (56%-23%), improving health care (58%-28%), developing a comprehensive immigration policy (55%-31%), keeping the country safe from terrorism (53%-35%), new jobs (51%-35%).
Marginally, New Yorkers say America is great now, compared to those who say it’s time to make America great again (49%-44%).
When it comes to partners of the presidential candidates, Bill Clinton is polling better than Melania Trump as to who would be a better first spouse, 71 percent compared to 21 percent.
Among women in New York, they give Clinton leads of 40 and 36 points, while men support the former secretary of state but closer, 17 and 10 points.
Clinton’s favorability rate jumped from 50-47 percent in June to 51-46 percent, and “Trump’s continued to slide hitting his all-time low favorability rating, a negative 24-72 percent,” noted Greenberg.
“A bare majority of Republicans view Trump favorably,” he added.