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Q Poll: Hillary Clinton leads all 2016 contenders in Florida; Jeb Bush leads GOP field

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From a press release:

In the 2016 White House race, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie loses ground among Florida Republicans and in a matchup with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while former Gov. Jeb Bush remains the top Republican in the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Secretary Clinton tops Gov. Christie 51 – 35 percent in an early look at the presidential race, compared to a 45 – 41 percent Clinton edge in a November 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Clinton leads Jeb Bush 49 – 43 percent and tops other possible GOP contenders:

51 – 41 percent over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio;

53 – 38 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;

52 – 39 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin;

54 – 34 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Bush leads a hypothetical Republican primary with 25 percent, followed by Rubio with 16 percent, Paul with 11 percent, Cruz with 9 percent, and Christie with 9 percent – down from 14 percent November 22, and Ryan with 5 percent.

“New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie isn’t finding any sun in the Sunshine State” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.  “'Bridgegate' is having a negative effect on his presidential fortunes in Florida.  Since Florida is the nation’s largest swing state, and one of the early primary states, the numbers are not good news for the New Jersey governor as he tries to weather the storm from the controversy.”

“Among Florida favorite sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush runs stronger than does Sen. Marco Rubio, although GOP voters are widely split on their presidential choices.” ....

President Barack Obama gets a negative 42 – 53 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 40 – 57 percent score November 22.  He gets negative scores of 45 – 50 percent from women, 38 – 57 percent from men, 8 – 90 percent from Republicans, 36 – 57 percent from independent voters and 30 – 66 percent from white voters.  Approval is 81 – 16 percent among Democrats, 84 – 11 percent among black voters and 55 – 37 percent among Hispanic voters...

[Last modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 9:22am]

    

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