Trump Tops Clinton In New Presidential Poll

Jul 11, 2016 | By CA Editors
Trump Tops Clinton In New Presidential Poll
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With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on the horizon, the majority of cigar smokers continue to side with Donald Trump in Cigar Aficionado's latest Presidential Poll. Additionally, The Economy and Terrorism remain the leading issues of concern for lovers of the leaf.

In previous iterations, respondents were able to choose from as many as nine Republican nominees and two Democratic choices. However, as the field has thinned, the poll has been adjusted and July's poll mimicked the choices U.S. voters will face when they enter polling stations in November—Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Presidential Poll

A little more than 67 percent of respondents said they would vote for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee if the national election were held today. Only about 32 percent said they would vote for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Since the poll began in January, Trump has consistently led all nominees. Last week's results also show that Clinton's email scandal may be affecting people's opinions, as the candidate lost about 3 percentage points compared to June's poll.

Presidential Poll

Nearly 5,000 people answered the Cigar Aficionado poll, which ran from July 1 to July 8. Of those, about 46 percent said they were registered as a Republican, about 18 percent said they are registered Democrats and a little more than 20 percent claimed to be Independents.

The Economy continues to be the leading issue with cigar smokers, as more than 38 percent of poll-takers listed it as their number one concern. Terrorism and ISIS claimed the number two spot at more than 22 percent, followed by Government Regulations with more than 10 percent.

"At least with Donald you know what your getting. Hillary is nothing but a corrupt liar who is itching to take away more of your rights. She's just more of what we've had for the last 7 years and I've had enough. " —July 15, 2016 15:30 PM
"I can't believe knowing everything we know that there is anyone still stupid enough to vote for Hillary. A N Y O N E but Hilary in '16" —July 14, 2016 18:26 PM
"I would like to think cigar smokers, for the most part, are an intelligent bunch of people but when a poll comes out like this where a bigoted loudmouth with no political sense or knowledge leads a poll just frightens me. The only actual polls that say the "people" want Trump are the ones taken by Fox Entertainment. (Sorry I can say Fox news becasue nothing about them is actually professional journalism.) I know first hand how Trump operates and how his trick of going bankrupt hurts the working guys, so please get smart and don't fall for his BS." —July 13, 2016 17:07 PM
"Unfortunately, many aficionados are vulgar consumers, they smoke cigars as they eat hamburgers, forgetting that there are men who manufactures their hand. Unfortunately, the cigar is often associated with luxury not to the earth from which they came and the men, not the fact that smoking a cigar and a foot nose smoked a cigarette, an anti-capitalist movement: enjoy the time and taste .. ." —July 13, 2016 06:00 AM
"The majority of the people want trump to be president in 2016 and the polls prove it. So all the trolls who like talking nonsense and getting paid for it get a real job oh thats right there aren't any jobs because of the liberal fascists socialist democrats have destroyed this country. President trump 2016 make this country great again. " —July 13, 2016 02:04 AM
"I would have liked to see Gary Johnson as an option. He would have garnered a bunch of votes with this group." —July 12, 2016 23:11 PM
"jabber95125...I had exactly the same feelings...no more stogies for me if that lumps me in with Trump supporters. Collardet Chiffonier...well said, and as a neighbor in Redmond, couldn't agree more. Jason Altman..I guess I missed the part of the survey that limited participation to only the EDUCATED ones. . " —July 12, 2016 19:36 PM
"Very interesting, reading the above comments. No one likes Hilary but most see her as a liar but still the lesser of two evils. No one likes Trump and see him for what he is, a despicable scumbag. A very sad state of affairs when this is the best we can do. For myself, well I will probably write in Mitt Romney or perhaps my dog. Yes, that is a cop out but I can't envision myself voting for either candidate." —July 12, 2016 19:25 PM
"I'm not exactly "pro-Hillary," but I'm shocked that so many people could throw their political support to the entity known as Donald Trump. For those who absolutely must put aside his racism, sexism, xenophobia, pathological lying, in-the-gutter lifestyle, inability to frame coherent sentences and low-brow demagoguery (hope you've got room on that side for all of those) in a misguided attempt to placate fears regarding the economy and terrorism on U.S. soil, you should do a little digging on just how much of a financial "success" he is and also consider how much more likely an ISIL/ISIS terror attack on our soil will be with him at the helm. Hillary is far from my first choice, but narrowing the race down to her and DJT makes her the only sane choice left open to voters. Please remember, your vote is not a protest vote about the state of the union or how much you don't like Clinton -- it's a vote for the person who is going to lead and represent our country in global affairs." —July 12, 2016 18:24 PM
"Hillary the liar. She is rubbing her hands together like a evil golum who wants the ring. Once she gets it she will unleash upon us her evil plan laid upon decades of lying deceitful manipulations of the US people and promises toforeign governments. The only one who will win is the Clinton Foundation. The damage Hillary will do in the Whitehouse will last generations. Trump not so much in the scant 4 years he would serve.. Heck, Obama barely accomplished anything in 8 years." —July 12, 2016 17:40 PM
"Though I've smoked cigars since college back in the--well let's just say before the music died--I may have to give up my beloved cheroots if it means people may assume I'm a Trump supporter. Frankly, I have to question the sanity of anyone who actually believes anything he says--and find it very ironic that he insists anyone who challenges him--Democrat or Republican--is a liar. " —July 12, 2016 17:27 PM
"BOTL and SOTL don't let him do a Houdini on you and tell you what you wnat to hear and not the truth. If we a cigar smokers think he can change the way the FDA well we have a a big let down coming. I'm sticking with Rocky Patel and voting as a Lifetime CRA member. Neither one can sway the FDA but we can in our votes and supporting the CRA. We all know politicians will sell you a load of BS just for vote. Brother sometimes the damage is so detrimental you cannot recover. Look at the state of our cigars and the pricing and FDA regulations. Presidents don't create jobs but they can destroy it and when was the last time a politician told the truth, I have a little inside since 21 years in the military and severing in the public sector govt. " —July 12, 2016 17:20 PM
"Great news! Give Trump a chance, we already know Hillary is a failure at everything she does. If Trump fails get rid of him after four years." —July 12, 2016 16:38 PM
"Oh dear, I had a higher opinion of my fellow cigar smokers. Guess I'll be smoking alone until the election when Hillary is safely in the Whitehouse ;-) For the record, not a raving Clinton fan but, Trump? OMG, never. This country deserves soo much better than that self absorbed bozo. Putin will hand him a mirror and rob us blind while Trump is admiring his reflection...." —July 12, 2016 16:37 PM
"Hillary is not ideal but clearly the lessor of two evils. Trumps hateful and divisive rhetoric should be enough to alarm even the most casual political observer. Glad this poll only reflects CA readers and not that nation by and large!" —July 12, 2016 16:25 PM
"Amazing poll. Not sure if those smokers were smoking cigars or something else. " —July 12, 2016 16:11 PM
"Hillary hates cigars. She remembers how Bill used cigars with Monica" —July 12, 2016 15:58 PM
"It would make my day if the Donald chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. Its rumored that if he wins, he will still continue with his part in the Apprentice. The next series will open with Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz selling pizza on Fifth ave." —July 12, 2016 05:14 AM
"Thankfully, showing you that the EDUCATED ones are not sheep.. " —July 12, 2016 02:19 AM
"Wow that's a lot of out-of-touch cigar smokers voting for a reality TV actor :(" —July 11, 2016 21:56 PM
"The poll results match what I voted for! Too bad Hillary is going to take it though. " —July 11, 2016 19:17 PM
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