Clinton 46% Paul 42%
Clinton 48% Rubio 37%
Benghazi? What is that?
Washington - Hillary Clinton has the early edge in a key battleground state, should she choose to run for president in 2016.
Iowa voters picked her as their choice for commander in chief above top potential Republican contenders including Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in a new survey released Friday.
The Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton would defeat Rubio by 11 percentage points, 48% to 37%, if the election were held today and would beat Paul by four percentage points, 46% to 42%. She was helped by her strong support among women.
The speculation over a Clinton presidential run is never ending, helped by her consistently high approval ratings, the perpetual campaign cycle and speculation from political operatives and journalists.
Vice President Joe Biden has not been as careful and often jokes about another run at the White House. But Biden did not fare as well in the same poll. He fell behind Rubio by one percentage point, 39% to 40%, and trailed Paul by five percentage points, 39% to 44%, among Hawkeye State voters. He was hurt by his lack of support among independent voters.
Quinnipiac.edu Head-to-head with Clinton.
Note: There have been a number of polls that have shown Rand Paul running stronger than Marco Rubio in 2016 Pres. race
Pretty sizable lead among women voters for Hillary Clinton