Saturday, July 13, 2013

2016 poll: Hillary Clinton takes Chris Christie

Living in Virginia, politics gets weary at times- we have elections every year with state elections in odd numbered years and federal offices up for election in even numbered years.  In political terms, 2016 is eons away and one never knows what will happen, but a preliminary poll shows Hillary Clinton beating all would be GOP challengers.  Yes, things will change much, but such polling may help push the GOP establishment to try to rein in the crazies in the party (probably without much success).  Politico looks at the new polling results.  Here are highlights:

Hillary Clinton is leading both Chris Christie and Rand Paul in a potential 2016 presidential race, a new poll finds.

Clinton holds a 46 percent to 40 percent lead over the New Jersey governor, according to the Quinnipiac poll out Friday.

The former secretary of state also would beat the Kentucky senator in a head-to-head, the poll found. Clinton led Paul 50 percent to 38 percent. 

Vice President Joe Biden, another Democrat rumored to be in the mix for 2016, didn’t fare as well. Biden was trailing Christie 35 percent to 46 percent and was in a dead heat with Paul at 42 percent.

Part of the explanation may be in the favorability numbers: 55 percent of those surveyed said they viewed Clinton favorably, compared with 38 percent who viewed her unfavorably. Biden, however, was underwater, with 44 percent viewing him unfavorably and 38 percent viewing him favorably.

Christie, however, was the only candidate that was viewed more favorably than not by members of the opposite party. Forty-one percent of Democrats surveyed viewed him favorably and 19 percent did not.
Of course, Christe's big problem will be that he is not insane enough for the Christofascist/Tea Party base of the GOP which believes only truly insane Republicans are electable.  Which is why the GOP slate in Virginia needs to be decisively defeated so as to kill this myth in GOP far right circles.

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