Clinton Leads Trump in NY 54%-30%; 55%-40% Among New Yorkers 55+

Older persons in New York State favor Hillary Clinton by a wide margin according to a Siena College – New York Times poll in mid-October.   Clinton led 55% to 40% over Trump.  Younger age groups favor Clinton by even wider margins of 38% for voters under 35 and 27% for those between 35 and 54.   Clinton’s overall lead in her home state is  54% to Trump’s 30%.   Libertarian Gary Johnson was favored by 5% and Green Party candidate had 4% though Stein got 10% and Johnson 9% among independent voters.

Trump usually does best among older voters and worst among younger voters.  In fact, in New York State, voters under 35 give Trump only 20% of their votes and he is not far ahead of Jill Stein who gets 14% of those in the 18-34 age group.

Clinton leads in almost all subsets of the New York population by age, race and geography. She even leads in upstate New York by 43-37%.    She leads in the New York City suburbs by 9% and has a huge lead in New York City of 73%-17%  She has a huge lead among blacks and Hispanics and a small lead among white voters.  She leads among Protestants by a small margin and has a big lead among Jewish voters.  Catholic voters are the only group she does not lead with, though she is tied at 44% with Donald Trump.


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I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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