Poll: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz hold leads in Democratic, GOP Presidential primaries
With about three weeks until Arkansas’ March 1 primary, Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz has a slight lead in a crowded GOP field.
New polling from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College highlights voter attitudes among likely Democratic and Republican voters. The latest poll surveyed 908 likely primary voters – 451 Democrats and 457 Republicans – for the statewide results. The polling was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 4 using IVR technology and has a margin of error of +/-3.3 percent.
The samples of Republicans and Democrats included frequent primary voters who self-identified as certain (93.5 percent) or likely (6.5 percent) to vote in the March 1 election.
Democratic voters were asked:
Q: If the election were today, for which of the following would you vote: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders?
57 percent Hillary Clinton
25 percent Bernie Sanders
18 percent Don’t Know
Republican voters were asked:
Q: A number of Republican candidates are on the ballot for U.S. President in Arkansas. If the election were today, for which of the following would you vote: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Carly Fiorina?
11 percent Ben Carson
27 percent Ted Cruz
4 percent John Kasich
23 percent Marco Rubio
23 percent Donald Trump
1 percent Jeb Bush
1 percent Gov. Chris Christie
4 percent Carly Fiorina
6 percent Don’t Know
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