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March 07, 2013

Hillary Clinton tops in 2016 presidential poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks like a strong 2016 presidential candidate, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

She "would start a 2016 presidential campaign with enormous advantages," said assistant poll director Peter Brown.

She would defeat three top Republican contenders by sizeable margins, the poll found. She beats New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 45-37 percent; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 50-34 percent and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, 50-38 percent.

Vice President Joe Biden doesn't fare as well, trailing Christie but topping Rubio and Ryan. Another possible Democratic contender, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is tied with Rubio and trails Christie and Ryan.

To read the poll:http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1861

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Anthony Peterson

I dont agree w/ the perception of Hilarys 2016 political position as advantageous. He just doesnt hav the leadership umph. She'll fizzle once she is pressed on her past positions....diplomatic and social (and not meaning gay rites, but fathers rights). Just too much ambiguity in her approach and positions. Shes a good follower, and quic to follow bad advice, but a lousy statesperson. She'll hedge her bets on her former acquaintances ie Cuomo, Kaye......Neither has the guts to fix real problems w/ real solutions w/o taxing citizens.

-1fishhook

Will she be more humane? Can she stand bloodshed? She was never comfortable watching the Bin Laden Execution. Will she send more troops to Wars overseas? What the world needs now is real healing.

Bill Carlson

I can't stand Hillary. Kirsten Gillibrand would make a better candidate.

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