Siena poll shows Clinton has big lead over Trump in NY

Staff Reports Posted 16 August 2016 at 12:17 pm

A new poll from Siena College shows Hillary Clinton with a 30-point lead over Donald Trump in New York, that is up from 23 points in June.

The Siena poll was conducted Aug. 7-10 by telephone calls to 717 New York State registered voters. The poll showed 57 percent support Clinton, compared to 27 percent for Trump. (In June, Clinton was up 54-31 percent.)

By a 40-point margin, voters say Clinton is more qualified to be commander in chief than Trump. By 32 points she bests Trump on being more effective working with Congress to move America forward. By a 16-point margin, voters say Clinton is more honest and trustworthy than Trump, as 60 percent say she is not honest and 69 percent say Trump is not, Siena.

Overwhelmingly, New Yorkers see Bill Clinton doing a better job as first spouse than Melania Trump, 71-21 percent.
“Despite Trump’s claims to carry New York, the Empire State seems firmly planted on the blue side of the map, as Clinton holds a commanding 30-point lead in a head-to-head matchup and a similarly strong 25-point, two-to-one lead in a four-way matchup,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “New Yorkers have voted Democratic in the last seven presidential elections and there does not appear to be a real threat to end that streak.”

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