Hillary Under Performing Obama By 8 Points – In NY

A new Emerson University poll (PDF Link) shows Hillary Clinton garnering only 55% support in her home state of New York – 8 points behind the vote share attained by failed President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012.

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Obama beat John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 by an identical 63%-36% margin.  Against Clinton, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is sitting at the default NY Republican support level of 36% against both Clinton and Sanders, even before switching to a general election campaign stance.

Distant second-place GOP candidate first-term Senator Ted Cruz would lose NY to Clinton by 31 points.  He drastically under performs McCain and Romney in the state with only 30% support to Clinton’s 61% in a head-to-head match up.

The polls shows that Trump, who has a 71% favorability rating in New York, will run away with the state’s primary, beating Cruz 64%-12%.  Cruz, who made disparaging remarks about the state earlier in the campaign, has only a 52% favorability rating in New York.