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Rubio, Clinton Top 2016 Poll Picks

Dec. 8, 2012
Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential election

Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.

Poll data indicated 18 percent of Republicans chose Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida; followed by 14 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; 12 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bus; 11 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, from Wisconsin; 11 percent for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; 8 percent for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; 7 percent each for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky; and 4 percent for Rich Santorum.

Clinton, the current secretary of state, was favored by 61 percent of those polled, followed by Vice President Joe Biden with 12 percent; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 5 percent; Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts with 4 percent; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley with 2 percent; and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia with 1 percent each.

PPP queried 700 registered voters by phone Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The overall margin of error is 3.7 percent to 4.6 percent for Democrats and 4.5 percent for Republicans. PPP said no campaign or political organization paid for the poll.





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