Poll: Democrats want Hillary, Republicans mixed about 2016

A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton would be the clear front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, with more than six in 10 Democratic voters expressing support for her.

Clinton laps the rest of the potential Democratic pack with the support of 63 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll shows. Vice President Biden clocks in at 12 percent, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo registers 3 percent support in the survey.

The Republican field is much more up in the air. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida leads the way with 18 percent support. But former Florida governor Jeb Bush (16 percent) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (14 percent) are not far behind. Rick Santorum, a 2012 candidate, registers 9 percent support, while 42 percent of Republican voters either prefer someone else or are undecided.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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