Hillary Clinton continues to have an overwhelming lead over other potential Democratic presidential candidates. Polling data collected from various organizations published by Real Clear Politics suggest the former Secretary of State could be a leading candidate in the upcoming election. Hillary also sports a healthy lead over all potential Republican candidates.
Followed by Clinton among Democrats is Vice President Joe Biden who is just barely ahead of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. As it currently stands, Clinton, Biden and Warren are the leading candidates for the party with Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb and Martin O’Malley on the outside looking in.
Clinton’s standing in the polls has plummeted in recent weeks, as explained by American Thinker:
Democratic support for Hillary Clinton's expected presidential campaign is softening amid controversy over her use of personal email when secretary of state, but most Democrats are for now sticking by their party's presumed candidate.
Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Support from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period.
Telephone surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports discovered that 57 percent of Democrats won’t commit to someone from the past, with 36 percent who think their party needs a fresh face and a sizable 21 percent who are undecided. Most voters feel the party should look for a new presidential candidate in the election.
The survey also discovered that 84 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of Clinton. With no surprise — 80 percent of Republican voters view her unfavorably and older voters are more likely to dislike the former First Lady.
Voters are troubled by the controversy surrounding Clinton’s private emails and foreign donations and this will surely play a key role in whether she decides to run for president in 2016. If Clinton decides to run, you can expect to see her at the top of the list of Democratic contenders.