HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – A new High Point University Poll finds a near-perfect split among North Carolina, Colorado and New Hampshire likely voters regarding their support for Hillary Clinton if she ran for president in 2016.

The HPU Poll fielded surveys in key races that may determine who controls the U.S. Senate. Questions included examining voters’ opinions on the key “horse races” themselves, presidential job performance, direction of the country, economic conditions, healthcare reform and the parties in Congress. The poll also asked the three states questions on timely issues such as marijuana legalization, gun rights and U.S. foreign policy priorities to gain a comparative snapshot of the country.

Nearly half of likely voters in North Carolina (48 percent) and Colorado (49 percent) say there is either some or a good chance they would vote for her, while the same respective percentage in each state say there is no chance they would vote for her. In New Hampshire, 50 percent of likely voters say there is either some or a good chance, while 46 percent say there is no chance.

“The results on this question are like those we are seeing on most of the political questions we asked voters in these three states. People are divided in similar ways across the three states,” says Martin Kifer, director of the HPU Poll. “In this case, we can see that Secretary Clinton’s potential run for president receives about the same support in these competitive 2014 states.”

Comparative results for these three surveys, including the issues mentioned here, are available at: http://www.highpoint.edu/src/files/2014/10/32memoC.pdf.

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