Monday, August 8, 2016
Virginia: Hillary Clinton Opens 12 Point Lead In Battleground State
Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a 12 point lead in the battleground state of Virginia, according to the latest CBS News Tracker poll.
The former Secretary of State rakes in 49% support while businessman Donald Trump received only 37% support from likely voters.
Clinton's high numbers come in part due to the fact that she has nearly universal support from her party - 95%. Trump only garners 79% of Republicans.
Also adding to the widening gap, Clinton seemed to have wooed a swath of those Republicans, 6%, to her column.
The same poll shows Clinton leading Trump by two point, 43% vs. 41%, in battleground state Nevada.
And in surprising news, Trump holds only a two point lead in deep red state, Arizona.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 7:37 AM