Clinton keeps polling top


Democratic Party front runner and favourite to win the Democratic party nomination next year going by indications, Hilary Rodham-Clinton has kept on polling top according to reports.

The just concluded CNN/ORC poll, out Wednesday, reveals the lead of Hilary Clinton over her primary rivals is even stronger following her performance during Saturday’s Democratic debate.

Clinton ahead of Sanders

Hilary Clinton is ahead of her arch rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by 50 percent to 34 percent. Based on the poll, the former secretary of state has the overall lead.

However, based on a breakdown from surveys taken before and after the debate, Clinton’s lead has grown even more after her performance.

Hilary Clinton before the last Democratic party debate on Saturday,Clinton was leading Sanders 45 percent to 37 percent. In surveys taken after the Saturday debate, Clinton shot up to 60 percent while Sanders dropped to 27 percent.

Clinton dominant on major issues

Hilary Clinton holds sway on important issues debated, according to the surveys. She holds a commanding lead over Senator Sanders on foreign policy, 72 percent to his 15 percent; on handling the Islamic State, she leads 63 percent to 18 percent; and on guns, Clinton tops again 51 percent to 30 percent. Although Sanders’ heavy focus on the economy puts the two closest on that issue, Clinton leads again: Only 39 percent see him as the most qualified to handle economic issues versus 47 percent for Hilary Clinton.

The telephone poll of 414 Democrats and Democratic leaners was conducted December 17 – 21 with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

This poll differs significantly from the poll by Quinnipiac University released on Tuesday. Sanders and Clinton polled far ahead of Trump in general election match-up polling but Sanders had a better chance of defeating Trump than Clinton.