Clinton takes big lead in Delaware poll

(photo courtesy University of Delaware)

(photo courtesy University of Delaware)

A University of Delaware survey of likely voters shows Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a big lead over Republican Donald Trump.

The telephone survey of 762 likely Delaware voters was conducted on between Sept. 16-289. The results released Monday show 51% would vote for Clinton, while just 30% would pick Trump. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson got support from 7% while the Green Party’s Jill Stein got just 2% of  support. The sampling margin of error is +/- 4.1 percentage points.

Not surprisingly, Trump performed dramatically better in Sussex County, where the state’s conservative voters reside in much higher numbers. Trump led Clinton in Sussex with 44% compared to Clinton’s 34%. Clinton led by 11 points in Kent County. She has a massive 37 point lead (60% to 23%) over Trump in the New Castle County, the state’s most populous county.

Further broken down by demographics, Clinton leads by 33 points among women, with 59% of women picking Clinton versus just 26% for Trump. Clinton also leads among Delaware men, but by a narrower margin (42% to 35%). 

Trump and Clinton are in a virtual dead heat among white voters: 40% picking Clinton and 39% picking Trump. But among minority voters, it’s all Clinton. She leads among Delaware African American’s with 90% compared to just 1% for Trump. Clinton dominated among Hispanic voters too, with 68% of voters compared to 14% for Trump.

The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International and funded by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication and the William P. Frank Foundation. 


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