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New Poll: Clinton and Trump Widely Disliked in Idaho

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DWIGHT BURDETTE, CC BY 3.0


Idaho Politics Weekly
is out with another of its nearly always provocative polls. This time, the survey from Dan Jones &  Associates says there would be a remote possibility that Idaho could actually turn "blue" if the United States presidential contest came down to billionaire Donald Trump vs. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The poll indicates Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in Idaho, 49-32 percent with 19 percent undecided. The polling company adds that 19 percent is a large number of undecideds, since both Clinton and Trump are not well liked in Idaho (Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won Idaho's Democratic caucuses and Republican primary, respectively). 

Here's the interesting part of the Idaho Politics Weekly press release:

"If somehow Sanders gets the Democratic nomination – and that is highly unlikely considering the delegate math that is against him now – the Idaho presidential race would actually be close.
Jones finds that Trump would be favored by 45 percent of Idahoans, Sanders by 43 percent – well within the poll’s margin of error."

The Jones survey indicates Cruz would best Clinton in Idaho, 64-26 percent, and beat Sanders 54-37 percent. Ohio Governor John Kasich would also beat Clinton 63-22 percent and defeat Sanders 56-34 percent.

The polling company said it surveyed 603 Idahoans from April 8-19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.99 percent.