Hillary Clinton approaches the 2016 primaries and general election in a commanding position. Her high popularity and name recognition thrust her above Democratic and Republican rivals in hypothetical match ups. The Republican field is more crowded, with less distance between potential candidates. Chris Christie’s early chances may be depressed by his association with the George Washington Bridge lane closure fiasco.
SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 20-23 among a random sample of 1,003 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on landlines and cell phones. The overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Ther error margin is 3.5 points for the sample of 873 registered voters and five points each for the sample of 455 leaned Democrats and 457 leaned Republicans. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post