Raleigh, N.C. – In head-to-head match-ups for president, Hillary Clinton trails Republicans Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan by margins of three to 14 points. She comes closest to Cruz, who is leading the campaign to shut down the government unless President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is defunded. Among women, Clinton beat Cruz 45-37.
West Virginians are divided about the shutdown. 40% support it and 37% oppose it. Nearly half of respondents support impeaching Obama, including 38% of Democrats. Democratic leaders fared a bit better. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has 47% approval, Sen. Jay Rockefeller has 45%, and Sen. Joe Manchin has 46%, but they have disapproval numbers of 35%, 46%, and 44% respectively.