Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be facing a Republican “feeding frenzy” in Washington, D.C., over her email server, but 53 percent of Connecticut’s Democratic voters support her bid for president, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
Clinton tops the Democratic pack, followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 15 percent and Vice President Joseph Biden with 8 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent, and 15 percent are undecided.
“In blue Connecticut, Hillary Clinton has big double-digit leads against top Republican contenders,” Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said.
On the Republican side, Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would receive 18 percent each in a possible primary matchup, with 12 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and 11 percent for New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie. No other candidate tops 7 percent, with 12 percent undecided.
And despite the email controversy, Connecticut voters still have a favorable opinion of Clinton. The favorability rates for Republicans are mixed or negative, according to the poll.
“Despite the current e-mail controversy surrounding Clinton, she is well-liked in Connecticut while the Republican contenders get either mixed evaluations or negative ones from voters,” Schwartz said.
The same poll found voters have a split opinion about President Barack Obama. They gave him a 48-48 percent approval rating, which is the same as it was on May 9.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who is up for re-election in 2016, received a 64-26 percent job approval rating, matching his all-time high score hit on May 9. Republicans disapprove 56-37 percent. Voters approve 55-25 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is doing.
“U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is in very strong position for re-election in 2016, with high job approval and re-election numbers,” Schwartz said.
The poll has a 2.8 percent margin of error and was conducted March 6-9.