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Q poll hypothetical: Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush but Bush beats Joe Biden

In an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton leads Rand Paul 49 – 41 percent and Jeb Bush 48 – 40 percent, but Joe Biden trails Bush 44 – 38 percent and falls behind Paul 43 – 39 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Clinton gets a 52 – 40 percent favorability rating, down from an all-time high 61 – 34 percent in a February 8 survey, which the pollsters attributed to Americans saying she deserves some blame for Benghazi.

Bush has a 29 – 29 percent favorability rating, with 42 percent who haven’t formed an opinion.

On immigration, the national poll found 54 percent of American voters support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while 12 percent say these immigrants can stay but not become citizens and 29 percent say they should be deported. "Those numbers are virtually identical to the results in Quinnipiac University’s May 2 survey, but both represent a drop from April, before the Boston bombing, when 59 percent backed a path to citizenship."

"Voters say 71 – 24 percent, however, that Democrats and Republicans in Congress will not be able to work together to achieve immigration reform."

[Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 10:28am]

    

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