Despite book tour woes, Clinton still tops Democrats, Republicans for ‘16

 

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Hillary Clinton remains in good shape for a 2016 presidential run, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The poll was taken as Clinton continues her book tour. She’s been criticized for comments about her wealth, but the poll found that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “sweeps the Democratic primary field for the 2016 presidential race.” She would get 58 percent of the vote.

Clinton “takes a ton of heat on wealth, book sales and her legacy at the State Department, but she emerges with no serious Democratic challenger, while the Republican field remains clustered and flustered," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Next is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at 11 percent, Vice President Joe Biden, 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 4 percent. Fifteen percent are undecided.

The Republican field is muddled. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has 11 percent. Others: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent each; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 8 percent each; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., 6 percent. Twenty percent are undecided.

Clinton would beat ‘em all. Here are the Quinnipiac matchups:

47 – 38 percent over Christie;

 49 – 40 percent over Paul;

 49 – 40 percent over Huckabee;

 48 – 41 percent over ush;

 48 – 41 percent over Ryan.

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