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Poll Shows Tough Road for Trump in Oregon

BEND, OR -- Earlier this summer, GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed Oregon would be in play in November. But, the latest reports show that's unlikely. A poll conducted by Hoffman Research, last week, shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump. 

 

Laurie Gould, with Deschutes Democrats, says it appears the Trump campaign is pulling out of Oregon to concentrate on swing states rather than the Pacific Northwest. And, she says that could influence other state races. "It does depend on turnout. It means the people that usually get attracted to Presidential elections need to check the entire ballot and look for people to support from the top to the bottom."

 

The October poll showed Clinton with 45% support from Oregon voters, compared to Trump's 33%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 8% support. Gould tells KBND News, "We've been a pretty strongly 'blue state.' I mean, all of our statewide elected officeholders are currently Democrats. So, we've had very strong turnout throughout the Willamette Valley and the Portland-metro area that favors Democrats. But, we've also seen some really strong Democratic turnouts in Deschutes County."

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