Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Democrat

Poll: Hillary Clinton holds historic 2016 presidential lead over all challengers

See also

While the 2016 elections are still over two years away, new polling shows a commanding lead for the former Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton hasn't officially announced a run for the White House, but if she does decide to give it a shot she looks to be in solid shape. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton is leading her potential Democratic primary opponents by a 6 to 1 margin. With support from 73 percent of Democrats, Clinton has a wide lead over Vice President Biden, who finished in second place with 12 percent followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) who had 8 percent of the vote, good enough for third place. Clinton's lead is the largest in the 30 year history of the Washington Post-ABC polling.

The Republican field is much more wide open, with 10 candidates getting support between 10 and 20 percent. In a surprising turn of events, failed 2012 Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan actually leads the pack with 20 percent of the vote. Jeb Bush is a close second with 18 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 13 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz gaining 12 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul each finishing with 10 and 11 percent respectfully.

When asked who voters would choose in a hypothetical 2016 match up between Hillary Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie, Clinton leads the New Jersey governor by 12 points, 53 percent to 41 percent.

The Washington Post-ABC poll was conducted Jan. 20-23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Elizabeth Warren
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518188215" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518188215&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Eric Cantor
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517797227" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517797227&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Nancy Pelosi accused of starting an "ugly race war" (video)
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518195144" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518195144&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!