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Poll: Clinton Has 11-Point Lead in Colorado

The latest Colorado poll by Monmouth University has placed Hillary Clinton 11 points ahead of Donald Trump.

The Hill reports:

Clinton is favored by 49 percent of likely Colorado voters, while Trump is backed by 38 percent, the poll found.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has the support of 7 percent of likely voters, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein is supported by 3 percent. Another 3 percent are undecided.

Colorado was once seen as a top battleground in the presidential race but has faded into the background amid polls showing Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, with a steady lead. Still, Trump, the Republican nominee, is campaigning in the state on Monday, holding two events there.

Clinton’s lead in Colorado has decreased slightly since a poll taken in mid-July, when she had a 13-point lead over her Republican rival.

The recent poll found 95 percent of self-identified Democrats support Clinton and 90 percent of Republicans support Trump.

Clinton leads Trump among independents, 49 percent to 26 percent, according to the poll.

The Democratic nominee also has a large lead over Trump among Hispanic, black and Asian voters in the state, 71 percent to 17 percent. She has a slight lead over Trump among white voters, 45 percent to 42 percent.

Clinton leads Trump among women, 49 percent to 36 percent, and among men, 48 percent to 41 percent.

Both Trump and Clinton are viewed negatively by a majority of voters in Colorado. Only 37 percent of Colorado voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton, and 51 percent view her unfavorably. Just 29 percent of Colorado voters have a favorable view of Trump, though, and 63 percent view him unfavorably.

The poll was conducted from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 among 400 Colorado residents likely to vote in the election. The margin of error is 4.9 percentage points.

Other recent polls have shown a closer race in the state.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Colorado, Trump has a 0.5-point lead over Clinton, 41 percent to 40.5 percent.

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