Hillary Clinton tops 2016 US presidential survey
AFPWASHINGTON--The 2016 U.S. election might be a full three and a half years away, but that is not stopping pollsters from asking voters who has the early presidential edge. And the advantage goes to Hillary Clinton.
March 8, 2013, 12:34 am TWN
The recently retired secretary of state and former first lady would handily defeat any of three leading potential Republican candidates, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the Quinnipiac University poll said Thursday.
The blunt-talking Christie came in second in the poll, well ahead of fellow Republicans Marco Rubio and congressman Paul Ryan.
Clinton topped Christie 45-37 percent in the poll, bested Ryan 50-38 and trounced Rubio, seen as a Republican rising star, 50-34 percent. But Christie outperformed the other two Democrats in the poll, edging Vice President Joe Biden 43-40 percent and comfortably topping New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 45-28.