Fiorina Trumps Clinton In Poll

Anthony Gockowski | Contributor

Carly Fiorina out-performed Hillary Clinton in a poll released Thursday morning by Quinnipiac University.

From Sept. 17-21 Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,574 voters nationwide, including 737 Republicans and 587 Democrats with a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Voters were asked, in a series of 85 questions: “If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Carly Fiorina the Republican, for whom would you vote?”

In this head-to-head match-up, Clinton received 43 percent of the vote to Fiorina’s 44 percent. In a separate question, 55 percent of voters had an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, and 21 percent of voters had an unfavorable opinion of Fiorina.

In a final question about Clinton, voters said 63-32 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy.

Trump still leads the Republican primary pack with 25 percent. Carson trails close behind with 17 percent. (RELATED: The Republicans Now Leading The 2016 Field May Surprise You

“The cast of characters changes by the week, with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the spotlight and Gov. Jeb Bush still waiting for his big break. And Donald Trump still in the lead role,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Fiorina, at 12 percent of the vote, still trails Trump and Carson in the race for the nomination.

However, according to the poll, 29 percent of Republican voters said they “would definitely not support” Trump in the general election, and 16 percent say they would not support Bush.

Voters were also asked a series of questions about last week’s presidential debate.

Voters agreed at 28 percent that Fiorina had the best showing last week. Three out of four Republican voters were most impressed with Fiorina’s performance.

Carson and Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially announce a bid for the presidency, polled the strongest overall in Quinnipiac University’s survey.

Carson and Joe Biden had the highest net favorability rating of leading contenders with Carson at 48-16 percent, and Biden at 50-34 percent.

Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys throughout the nation for research and public service.

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