According to a new national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and reported on by CNN on Thursday, the race for the White House in 2016 will be former First Lady, New York senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the right versus Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey on the right.
In the matchup, according to the latest survey, the former Secretary of State on the Democratic side of the aisle scores better than the outspoken governor of the eastern coastal state by eight percent at this time. Pitting Clinton against Christie, the current stats show that Clinton would be victorious at 45 percent to Christie’s 37 percent.
In another scenario, pollsters asked the poll-takers about a matchup between Clinton and the currently popular Republican from Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio. In that match, Clinton would currently defeat Rubio by 16 percent with Rubio having 34 percent to Clinton’s 50 percent.
In another interesting matchup scenario, Clinton would defeat Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin – the Republican who ran for vice president last year along side presidential candidate Mitt Romney – by 12 percent. In that alleged-race, Clinton would get 50 percent to Ryan’s 38 percent.
Another interesting matchup in the survey, Vice President Joe Biden was put up against Republican Chris Christie and the results were much closer. Yet, if Biden were to run against Christie, Christie would defeat Biden, 43 percent to 40 percent. Putting Biden up against Paul Ryan, Biden would win in a class race with Ryan getting 42 percent to Biden’s 45 percent. The vice president would also edge out Rubio, 45 percent to 38 percent.
The survey didn’t look promising for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as matchups involving him showed that he’d be trounced by Christie, defeated by Ryan and tied with Rubio.
The Quinnipiac University polls various matchups consistently showed Clinton as the strongest Democrat by far and Christie to be the strongest Republican.