Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has a lot of work to do if he wants to be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, a new poll suggests.
The Quinnipiac University poll released today shows McDonnell garnering only 1 percent of support in a hypothetical match-up against other potential GOP contenders. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tops the poll at 19 percent, followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan at 17 percent and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 15 percent.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took 14 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took 10 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined McDonnell at below 5 percent. Another 19 percent picked someone else or weren't sure.
One potential positive for McDonnell: Fifty-nine percent said they'd like the 2016 pick to be a governor.
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,711 registered voters from March 26 to April 1. The survey included 712 Republicans.
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