Hillary Clinton Dominates in Q-Poll

Oct 2, 2013

Hillary Clinton at a rally in Hartford, Connecticut in 2008.
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A Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday morning finds former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton far ahead in early maneuvering for the 2016 presidential race.

Peter Brown, the assistant director of Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute, said, "Mrs. Clinton gets 61 percent of Democrats when they’re asked who they want their nominee to be in 2016. Next best is VP Joe Biden at a paltry 11 percent, and no one else is in double digits."

There’s no clear leader among six potential Republican presidential candidates, and Clinton holds a dominating lead over all the contenders. "Mrs. Clinton would easily defeat by double digits any of the three leading Republican candidates: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Texas senator Ted Cruz," Brown said.

Hillary Clinton is expected to be in Connecticut this weekend for Yale Law School's Alumni Weekend, as she returns to her alma mater to accept an award. She’ll also address alumni, students, faculty and staff.