- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Hillary Clinton won the nine electoral votes in Colorado on Tuesday. Here’s a look at some preliminary results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks in Colorado.

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HOW HISPANICS AND WHITES VOTED

Colorado Hispanic voters who responded to the poll favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by more than 2-to-1, while whites were closely split. The numbers of blacks and Asians surveyed were too small to draw conclusions about their preferences.

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WHO DO YOU TRUST?

Neither candidate impressed the voters as trustworthy - only about one-third of the people surveyed described Clinton or Trump as “honest and trustworthy.”

More than half the Colorado voters surveyed said Clinton has the temperament to be president, while only about a third said Trump does. The split was nearly identical when voters were asked whether the candidates are qualified to hold the office: Half said Clinton is, a third said Trump is.

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IT’S THE ECONOMY

The economy was by far the most important issue facing the country among the voters surveyed - about half listed it as No. 1, while foreign policy was second. Terrorism and immigration were roughly tied for third.

More than half rated the condition of the economy as not so good or poor. The rest rated it as excellent or good.

Roughly a third said they expect life for the next generation to be about the same as it is now. The others were about evenly divided among those who said it would be better and those who said worse, although the pessimists had a slight edge.

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IMMIGRATION AND THE WALL

Nearly eight in 10 voters surveyed said immigrants working in the U.S. illegally should be offered a chance to apply for legal status, while the others said they should be deported. Well over half said they opposed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

About two-thirds said immigrants help the country; about a quarter said they hurt.

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BENNET VS. GLEN

Hispanics and voters with college degrees came out strongly for incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who defeated Republican challenger Darryl Glenn.

The number of black voters in the survey was too small to draw conclusions about their support. White voters were nearly evenly split between Glenn, who is black, and Bennet.

Nearly six in 10 women backed Bennet, while about half of male voters did.

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ASSISTED SUICIDE MEASURE

Voters across a broad demographic range supported Proposition 106, which legalizes medically assisted suicide, according to the poll.

Both men and women, Hispanics and whites and people with and without college degrees said they backed the proposal.

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The survey of 1,383 Colorado voters was conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research. This includes preliminary results from a survey of 1,383 voters who voted early or absentee and were interviewed by landline or cellular telephone from Oct. 28 through Nov. 6. Results for the full sample were subject to a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points; it is higher for subgroups.

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