Clinton Currently Beats Out All Other Democratic, Republican Candidates

| by Sean Kelly
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So far in the race for the oval office in 2016, Hillary Clinton is coming out on top.

A new CNN/ORC poll released Monday showed that while Clinton is the only Democrat to officially announce their candidacy for the presidential race, she has the lead over other likely candidates. Vice President Joe Biden came the closest to Clinton, trailing the former Secretary of State 69 percent to 11 percent. Others likely to launch a bid, including Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, were notably behind.

In another telling portion of the poll, 58 percent of participants said they would be enthusiastic about Clinton winning the Democratic nomination.

On the Republican side, the poll showed that, as it sits currently, the GOP doesn’t have a clear frontrunner. While Jeb Bush polled the highest amongst participants, only 17 percent of Republicans that were surveyed said they’d support him. Twelve percent voted for Scott Walker, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio both scored 11 percent of the vote, and Senator Ted Cruz got 7 percent.

The participants of the poll were also asked who they would vote for if Clinton was the Democratic nominee and matched up against each of the GOP hopefuls. Clinton beat out every potential GOP nominee, with Marco Rubio coming closest to the former First Lady at 55 percent to 41 percent.

Sources: CNN, The Week, CNN/ORC Poll

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