Clinton leads the entire Republican field for the general election by margins ranging anywhere from 3 to 10 points. Her average lead of 7 points is a little less than what Barack Obama won the state by in 2012 but a good deal more than the 3 point win John Kerry had in the state in 2004. The Republican who comes closest to Clinton is Rand Paul, who lags by 3 points at 45/42. Next best are Scott Walker who trails by 4 at 46/42 and Mike Huckabee who's down by 5 at 47/42.
On the other side of the equation the Republicans who do the worst against Clinton, each trailing by 10 points at 49/39, are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Also in that bottom range are Jeb Bush who's down by 9 at 47/38, and Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina who are each down by 8 at 49/41 and 46/38 respectively. Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, each trailing by Clinton by 6 at 44/38 and 46/40 respectively come down in between.Indies tend to like Rand Paul (for reasons I still find hard to fathom) but it's a little hard to believe that corrupt union-buster Walker and nutty preacher Huckabee would be that close to Clinton in Michigan. It's amusing to see Jeb Bush dwelling in the "bottom range" however.
Things get more interesting/hilarious when looking at the primary numbers.
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As far as Democrats, the early-state gains for Bernie Sanders appear to be spreading. He has reached an impressive 25% in this poll...though he's still 32 points behind Hillary, who at 57% remains near the level seen in many other state polls going back for months.
PPP has a note of caution about Bernie and the other Democratic candidates not named Hillary, however...and it's the same story we see in every other state they've polled this year. Simply put, voters know Hillary Clinton, are ready to vote for her, and anyone else is simply a tough sell at this point.
Even in MI all non-Clinton Dems trail Scott Walker- Sanders down 39/35, O'Malley 37/32, Chafee 36/31, Webb 38/31: http://t.co/q9tROv8Qzu— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) June 30, 2015
If we're going to talk about electability, now would be a good time. Right?