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Clinton favorite for president in 2016


This news story was published on March 15, 2013.
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Hillary Clinton  UPI/Mike Theiler

Hillary Clinton
UPI/Mike Theiler

WASHINGTON, D.C. (UPI) — A national poll by Quinnipiac University indicated Hillary Clinton would beat three potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election.

The poll, released Thursday, pitted former Senator and Secretary of State Clinton against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the university said.

Clinton won against all three Republican candidates; 45 to 37 percent against Christie, 50 to 34 percent against Rubio and 50 to 38 percent against Ryan.

“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would start a 2016 presidential campaign with enormous advantages,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “She obviously is by far the best known and her more than 20 years in the public spotlight allows her to create a very favorable impression on the American people. But it is worth noting that she had very good poll numbers in 2006 looking toward the 2008 election, before she faced a relative unknown in Barack Obama.”

Vice President Joseph Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not fare as well in the survey, the university said.

Christie beat Biden 43 to 40 percent, as well as Cuomo, 45 to 28 percent.

Cuomo was also beaten by Ryan, 42 to 37 percent, while he tied with Rubio, 37 – 37 percent.

Biden, meanwhile, led Rubio 45 to 38 percent and beat Ryan 45 to 42 percent.

“Although some Republicans don’t think New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is conservative enough for their taste, he runs best of the three Republicans tested and would defeat two of the top Democrats,” Brown said. “He obviously is doing better than the Democrats’ rising star, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, despite other indications of anti-Republican sentiment.”

Quinnipiac University questioned 1,944 registered voters between February 27 and March 4. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minis 2.2 percentage points.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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38 Responses to Clinton favorite for president in 2016

  1. Real Democrat Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    msgordy you sound just like Todd Blodgett, the way he goes off about welfare people voting on the Globb blogs. I guess birds of a fascist feather hang together.

    • msgordy Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      I don’t know Todd but if he hates welfare… I’m in his corner. Welfare people who can vote is the scourge of this nation.

      • anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        I’d rather help someone with low self esteem and feed an innocent child than a greedy politician or company owner. When you vote for a politician you vote for his bank account. Company owners (polititicians help out) don’t care about the little guy busting his butt for peanuts. Those 2 are the scourge.

        • msgordy Reply Report comment

          March 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          I agree -Look up John Kerry. The guy is super rich.

  2. Just My Opinion Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Has anyone else noticed that most conservatives who post on here have a very difficult time constructing a proper sentence? Spelling, grammar and punctuation seem to have them stymied. It’s just another reason why a Democrat is leading our country right now.

    • Retired Roosevelt Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Others have trouble with proper spelling, grammar, and usage here, too. A blogger known as MC Bad Azz posts comments which are atrocious.

    • maybe Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Now that makes no cence. Get it? Wink wink knudge knudge

    • msgordy Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      We could make this country great again if ONLY tax payers were allowed to vote. Who is going to vote for someone that eliminates their free ride? The voters have spoken?? Yes they have and they have said i want to not work and have the government pay for it.

      • citizen Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        Is there some school you racist people go to to learn that assinine speech? I am so sick of it I could puke! It’s ignorant. Creating welfare programs is more than a one man’s job. Some Conservatives are non taxpayers too. Try taking a civics or government class instead of listening to your racist holier than thou buddies. On welfare or not they are still citizens with the right to vote. Deal with it!

        • msgordy Reply Report comment

          March 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

          Racist? Never said anything about race. It is about working class people taking it in the shorts from parasites. If you feel so strongly about it take your paycheck and donate 50% to the foodbank. Working class people are getting tired of your hate speeches.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

          msgordy the true parasites are the big corporations. GE, Boeing, Exxon, Verizon, Kraft, Apple, and many others. They are making billions in profits and many getting tax refunds or paying very little (under 5%) taxes. Plus many of these are getting subsidies. These are the true welfare queens.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

          @happy, let me ask you this hypothetically speaking. Lets say they get rid of all tax loop holes and put a straight 10% across the board. A company that makes a billion a year would be paying a whole lot more than a person making 20,000 a year. To me that sounds like a good idea, what are your ideas about that. No arguments here just asking your opinion.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

          maybe in theory a flat tax rate sounds good. The problem comes when you look at the actual cost to the poor and working poor. To someone making 1 million dollars that would leave them with 900,000 to live on. I would think you could live on that pretty easy. On the other hand if you are making $20,000 a year you are struggling to get by on that and you would have to struggle even more if you paid a flat tax rate. Now you have to get by on $18,000. A flat tax has is a much greater hardship on the poor and working poor. Do you see the problem? I know there are a lot of people that equate being poor to being lazy and in some cases that is true. But in most it isn’t.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

          @happy guy-you forgot a few welfare company’s like FedX, UPS, Winnebago, and of course the U.S. Military is probably the worst one of the welfare queens what with the medical expense, full paid retirements, living expenses for family’s and other stuff. The point is that these are all necessary for employment and safety. Do I agree that we need to close tax loopholes, yes I do. But these company’s provide jobs and therefore livings and the people that work there pay taxes. If you are going after something for welfare go after the ones that do not work and have multiple children with different fathers and then expect us to pay for them. Of course the drug users are right there with the welfare queens.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

          @msgordy-that is the libs answer for everything. Call you a racist when they don’t even know the meaning of the word. They throw that out to divert your thinking. I hope they choke on their own bile when they throw up. People who live off the government (our taxes)are all welfare queens.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

          Happy I see what you are saying but if they took out taxes per pay check for someone making 20,000 year that would be less than 40.00 a week taken out of their check, 2000 as a lump sum is a whole lot but taken alittle at a time wouldn’t hurt as much and eventually you would get used to it. I am not trying to start an argument or a debate, I am just trying to see if what some are talking about is actually a good idea or not.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          LVS These company’s are making billions in profits. In many cases record profits yet there work forces have declined. By your way of thinking we need to give subsidies so these companies can pay their employee’s. That is bunk!! There profits are the only reward they should be getting. Not my tax dollars. I would have no problem giving a tax break of some kind for every new job they create, but to keep giving them subsidies for no reason is wrong.

          maybe what you are saying about people getting used to making less is true. But at the same time $40 a week may keep them off food stamps or heating assistance or put gas in their car. $40 a week to someone making $20,000 a year is a lot of money. And making $40 a week less puts a very large hardship on them.

        • maybe Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

          Happy I know for a fact that you are right but still usung some sort of flat tax with NO loopholes there could be some type of comprimise.

        • happyguy Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          maybe I agree some sort of compromise could be worked out. I think closing the loopholes is a necessity. But I also believe the more you make the higher your tax bracket should be. I would have no problem with a flat tax with brackets ranging from 1% to 10%. I just don’t think it is fair to tax everyone the same percentage.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

          @happy guy-I’m sorry. Maybe I didn’t say it right but I thought I said I WAS in favor of closing the loopholes. I will go further than that and say, not just for the corporations but for private citizens as well. Why would you want to create a tax and then make a loophole to avoid paying it? Never has made any sense to me.

    • citizen Reply Report comment

      March 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Conservatives have low IQ’s are uninformed about politics and government operations,and easily led. That’s why they believe all the crap Fox News, Rush and all those ignorant emails passed around. That’s how & why the T-PEE Party has grown.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        March 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm

        You know we could say the very same thing about the liberals. The only difference is we know we are right and you think you are right.

  3. OMG Reply Report comment

    March 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I dont think we should be concerned with 2016. The way it is now and the potential of debt in 2016, we will need superman to get rid of the debt. I believe POTUS is so far left right now that if Hillary was president she would be thrown to the dogs as conservative. And a Elizabeth Warren whew there we go she could be the first native american president… The next Biden is in the building.

  4. Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    ms gordy and matt and pee wee is all right Hillary is communist yes. Them folks on here defends her well if she was ok why Bill sneak around with the ugly fat inturn. There you go see if Hillary was not so hideuos Bill would of not had to make it with that there other lard @ss with the funny name.

    • mynameissosueme Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      maybee there liph don evulve round s-e-x ,duggz an beeer lyk yers duz. maybee he hiched hur upp fer her branz. thee udderz fer funzeez.

  5. Bobby G Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    That great will have a president that sees double.

  6. Matt Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    “The Democrat revolution is one in which individual rights have become group rights, responsibility has become entitlement, marriage has become divorce, birth has become abortion, medicine has become euthanasia…gambling is legal, drugs are rife, students think Alaska is an island south of Los Angeles, and mothers of small children are sent off to war with great fanfare and pride.”

    X2 with what Pee Wee says.

    • another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Pee Wee, step back and slowly place the remote on the table. You’ve been glued to FOX network far to long and it’s affected your sanity.

    • msgordy Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      I agree. This pig should have been at benghazi when it got overrun… GO AWAY…. Take that puke fineswine with you..

    • mynameissosueme Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Really? Check your history book. It was a CONSERVATIVE leaders that sent our soldiers off to war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Benghazi and all the other places American soldiers, news correspondents, diplomats etc. have been ambushed. Were you off your pacifier in the 80’s? It’s the Liberals left to pick up the pieces while you and your cohorts sit your ass and bch bch bch. I think PeeWee’s last name must be weenie.

      • maybe Reply Report comment

        March 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm

        Hey myname, you ever heard of somolia? If I remember right clinton put us there then made us look like little girls running away. Plus why did you group bengazi with iraq and afganistan? Our fearfull leaders didn’t send any troops to bengazi and thats why 4 americans were killed.

  7. Pee Wee Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Hillary is a ugly fat socialist bull dyke who need to go away. And take her husband with to.

    • Just My Opinion Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      You sound like a really nice person.

  8. mynameissosueme Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    GO HILLY!:)

  9. Just My Opinion Reply Report comment

    March 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Now all she needs to do is run in 2016! She’ll take her turn as POTUS and then it’ll be Elizabeth Warren’s turn! Good things coming for this country!

    • happyguy Reply Report comment

      March 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Hillary and Elizabeth as her VP. Then Elizabeth. That sounds just great to me. Just…you are right. Great things are coming our way.

      • mynameissosueme Reply Report comment

        March 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        And it really PIZZEZ the Cons off! LOL! Doncha just love it! All those yrs. of Democratic leadership. WOOOOOHOOO!

      • John Reply Report comment

        March 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        we will see, as soon as the full effects of Obamacare take effect, you will all be screaming, just hold on and wait. You can see you heard it here first.