Q poll: 'Rubio's star has fallen a bit' ... Bush 'flickering in place'
Q poll news release:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dominates the 2016 presidential field, winning the support of 61 percent of Democrats and holding double-digit leads over leading Republican contenders, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
Among Democrats, Clinton tops Vice President Joseph Biden 61 – 11 percent, with 7 percent for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and 2 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. No other candidate tops 1 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
The Republican field is more mixed, with 17 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 13 percent for New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, 12 percent for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, 11 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 10 percent each for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
In womano-a-mano matchups, Clinton tops leading Republicans:
• 49 – 36 percent over Christie;
• 53 – 36 percent over Paul;
• 54 – 31 percent over Cruz.
“The race for the GOP nomination remains wide open with a handful of candidates bunched together in low double-digits,” Brown added. “Sen. Ted Cruz’ high-profile role opposing Obamacare has added him to that group, but he probably will have to find other ways to keep his star rising. “Over the last several months, Sen. Marco Rubio’s star has fallen a bit and Sen. Rand Paul’s has risen a bit, while Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Christopher Christie and Congressman Paul Ryan have essentially been flickering in place.”