Melanie Morgan

Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

2016: Let the Games Begin

 
Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are pictured. | AP Photos
 

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the top pick for the 2016 GOP presidential  nomination, with a narrow lead over other hopefuls, according to a poll out  Thursday, while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite  for the Democratic nod.

Rubio was the top choice of 18 percent of Republicans surveyed, leading New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who took 14 percent, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who both clocked in with 12 percent support, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike  Huckabee, a 2008 GOP hopeful, was close behind with 11 percent support.

On the Democratic side, a whopping 61 percent of those surveyed  said they wanted to see Clinton score the Democratic nomination for president in  2016. She was followed by Vice President Joe Biden, who was the pick of 12  percent, the same percent who said they were undecided or wanted some other  candidate. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren  were a distant fourth with 5 percent and fifth place with 4 percent  respectively.

The poll surveyed 454 Democratic primary voters, with a margin of error of  plus or minus 4.6 percent, and 475 Republican primary voters, with a margin of  error of 4.5 percent.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/2016-marco-rubio-hillary-clinton-top-picks-poll-shows-84742.html#ixzz2EMztNOJu

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