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Survey: Oregon Voters Prefer Clinton, Trump


Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on July 31, 2015, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on July 31, 2015, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami.

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A new survey released Thursday finds that Oregon Republicans favor Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential primary nomination. Meanwhile, Oregon Democrats put their support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, though by a slim margin.

DHM Research in Portland surveyed 536 Oregonians online July 22-27 about their opinions on the primary candidates. 

Republican respondents to the poll were asked which GOP candidate they preferred to receive the party nomination. Eighteen percent surveyed supported Trump, followed by 12 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 11 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and 10 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Developer Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Developer Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

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Despite Trump’s lead among the Republicans, the largest portion of the surveyed Republican group — 38 percent — said they think Bush is most likely to receive the GOP nomination. Only 12 percent said they think Trump will win the nomination. The Republican-only segment of the poll had a 7.7 margin of error.

Clinton, who visited Oregon this week for a fundraising event, leads the other Democratic candidates with 44 percent support among Democratic voters. But Oregonians in the party also gave strong support to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, at 39 percent. The Democrat-only sample had a 6.9 percent margin of error.

The former Secretary of State polled much stronger than Sanders among female Democrat respondents and older voters.

Sanders was particularly popular among young voters. Nearly 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Democrat respondents said they support the Vermont senator for their party’s nomination.

Sanders will be in Portland Sunday night at the Moda Center for a campaign rally.

The overall poll results had a margin of error of 4.2 percent. 

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