Rocky Mountain High: 2 New Polls Show Hillary Clinton Crushing Donald Trump In Colorado

Two new polls of Colorado shows Hillary Clinton crushing Donald Trump in a state that Republicans hoped could swing in their direction.
The Monmouth University Poll found Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 13 points in Colorado:


Among Colorado voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 48% currently support Clinton and 35% back Trump. Another 5% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 3% support Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 3% say they will vote for another candidate, and 7% are undecided.

Among self-identified Democrats, 93% support Clinton while 3% choose Trump, and just 1% back a third party candidate. Trump has less support among his own party base, with 78% of Republicans who back their nominee, compared to 9% who support Clinton, 4% who back Johnson, and 3% who support another candidate. Among independents, 40% are with Clinton and 28% are with Trump, while 10% back Johnson, 5% choose Stein, and 6% support another candidate.

Clinton has a large lead among women voters (56% to 30%) while men are divided – 40% support Trump and 39% support Clinton. Likewise, Clinton enjoys a big edge among voters under 50 years old (51% to 26%) while those age 50 and older are split – 45% support Clinton and 42% support Trump. Clinton also has an overwhelming lead among Hispanic, black and Asian voters (66% to 15%) as well as a slight lead among white voters (44% to 38%).

In case anyone doubted the results from Monmouth, Fox News released a poll of Colorado that showed Hillary Clinton leading Trump by ten points, “Clinton’s up 44-34 percent in a head-to-head matchup. Her lead is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. The Democrat maintains her advantage in a hypothetical four-way race: Clinton garners 37 percent, Trump 28 percent, the Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson receives 13 percent, and the Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 6 percent.”

Republicans had high hopes (pun intended) for Colorado, but reality is smashing their fantasy to bits as Donald Trump is wildly unpopular in the state as a demographic pattern is beginning to emerge in this election.

When Hillary Clinton runs even or within single digits of Trump with men, she has a big lead. Clinton dominates with the constituency that powered Barack Obama to two presidential victories. Trump’s strength is with white, male, conservative voters. When Clinton cuts into his lead with any of these groups, Trump trails by double digits.

It is still very early, but Hillary is in the best position to win Colorado of any Democrat since LBJ in 1964. Republicans thought Colorado might be a swing state. Instead, they are watching it slip away from them thanks to their decision to nominate Donald Trump.