Rubio slight favorite among Republicans for 2016; Bush close behind
Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite among Democrats in the 2016 presidential race while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio leads -- slightly -- the Republican field, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind poll.
The national poll of registered voters found that 63 percent of self-identified Democrats and those who lean Democratic support Clinton. Joe Biden came second with 12 percent, followed by Andrew Cuomo with 3 percent.
"As for the current crop of frequently mentioned Republican possibilities, Republicans split their loyalties about evenly among Florida Senator Mario Rubio (18%), former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (16%), and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (14%). Another nine percent endorse former US Senator Rick Santorum, and a fifth each prefer someone else (21%) or are unsure (21%)"
The most poll was conducted by telephone from April 22 through April 28, 2013 using a randomly selected sample of 863 registered voters nationwide. It has a MOE of +/- 3.4 percentage points.