Politics

Hillary Clinton Jumps To Double Digit Lead Against Potential 2016 Republican Candidates

| by Edward Arnold
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Hillary Clinton is still in the lead among national presidential polls.

In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Clinton has a double-digit lead against all of the top Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney (+15), Jeb Bush (+13), Chris Christie (+13) and Rand Paul (+13).

Two-thirds of Americans say Clinton’s push to be the first female president has actually made no difference in their decision to support her. The Washington Post suggests that, while majorities continue to say that her female identity does not matter, 4 in 10 Democrats and nearly 3 in 10 Republicans are more likely to support her because she is a woman.

Many political strategists expect Clinton to embrace her status as a potential female president, and say that it is likely she will enter the presidential race in late March of April.

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Clinton is also beating Romney among male voters, winning 50 to 46 percent. In the 2012 presidential election, Romney had the stronger male vote, capturing 52 percent to Obama’s 45. Clinton is also winning the female vote 59 to 36 percent.

The latest CNN Democratic presidential nomination poll listed Clinton as a 66 percent favorite. Her democratic counterparts fell far behind, unable to reach double-digit support.

The Republican hierarchy reads as follows in today’s Rasmussen Reports poll: Mitt Romney leads the pack with 24 percent, then Jeb Bush with 13 percent, Ben Carson at 12, and a tie at 7 between Chris Christie and Rand Paul. 

Sources: Washington Post, Real Clear PoliticsRasmussen Reports / Photo Credit: www.flickr.com