An early snapshot Colorado poll conducted by Quinnipiac University is bad news for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. In a matchup against potential GOP contenders, Clinton trails every candidate save for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who ties Clinton.
The voters of Colorado just don’t feel the former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has what it takes to be president. Colorado voters say by a 46 – 49 percent margin for Clinton and a 24 – 66 percent margin for Vice President Joseph Biden, neither Democratic candidate would make a good president. For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, those numbers are far better, with 48 – 29 percent of Colorado voters saying that Christie would make a good president.
In an early look at the 2016 race for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie beats former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 46 – 38 percent in Colorado, with some improvement for Clinton versus other potential GOP candidates, though not enough. Clinton is at 44 percent against U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who garners 47 percent, 43 percent to 45 percent for for VP candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and against Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas they are tied at 44 – 44 percent.
While other GOP contenders fair well against Hillary Clinton in Colorado, voters say Chris Christie is their guy. “The race might be hypothetical, but the lead is very real. Coloradans showing the love for Garden State Gov. Christopher Christie, who for the first time in running well ahead of Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
“Right now, Colorado voters say Gov. Christie is the only contender who would make a good president.”
Clinton’s fall from grace off of the Rockies is no doubt due to some degree from President Obama becoming a leper. Colorado voters disapprove 59 – 36 percent of Barack Obama, which is his worst approval rating in any state measured or national Quinnipiac University poll for that matter, since he was elected. Now, even women disapprove by 52 – 41 percent, while men disapprove 66 – 31 percent.
“President Barack Obama hits the rocks in the Rockies,” Malloy said. “Republicans are singing, ‘Rocky Mountain low, Obama’s in the snow.'”‘ Yet ObamaCare still seems to be the dominant factor in the Democrats recent misfortunes. Colorado voters oppose ObamaCare 56 – 40 percent, with opposition at 96 – 3 percent among Republicans and 59 – 35 percent among independent voters.
Democrats still support ObamaCare 83 – 14 percent, but 45 percent of Colorado voters think ObamaCare will make the quality of healthcare they receive worse in the next year, while only 18 percent say healthcare will get better, and 34 percent expect no difference.