- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CLEVELAND — Powered by a sizable advantage in New York City, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 12 points in the state of New York, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Mrs. Clinton held a 47 percent to 35 percent lead over Mr. Trump in the Quinnipiac poll. In a four-way contest, Mrs. Clinton maintained her 12-point lead over Mr. Trump, 45 percent to 33 percent, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent.

In the head-to-head match-up between the two likely major-party nominees, Mrs. Clinton led by 43 points, 63 percent to 20 percent, in New York City, while Mr. Trump had a 12-point, 48 percent to 36 percent, lead over Mrs. Clinton among upstate voters.

Mrs. Clinton also had a 26-point, 54 percent to 28 percent, lead over Mr. Trump among women, while Mr. Trump had a 4-point, 44 percent to 40 percent, lead among men.

Nearly six in 10 New York voters said they didn’t know enough about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Mr. Trump’s choice for his running mate, to form an opinion of him.

President Obama carried the state by close to 30 points in 2008 and 2012, but Mr. Trump has mentioned it as a traditionally blue state he’d like to flip to red in the fall election.

Mrs. Clinton had led Mr. Trump by 20 points, 53 percent to 33 percent, in a Quinnipiac survey released in late March, when the Democratic and Republican presidential primary contests were still in full swing.

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