Sunday, May 5, 2013

Not News - Old Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads the Race She Has Not Entered

This, from Quinnipiac is days old, so it is not news.   We already knew this. The question is why they even bothered to spend time and money on this poll.

May 2, 2013 - Hillary Clinton Owns 2016 Dem Nomination, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Support For Immigration Reform Drops
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over other potential 2016 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, and if she doesn't run Vice President Joseph Biden has almost as large a lead on the rest of the field, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Ms. Clinton would get 65 percent of Democratic votes compared to 13 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 4 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and 1 percent or less for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. If Clinton is not in the race, Biden would get 45 percent, with 15 percent for Gov. Cuomo, 6 percent for, Gov. Patrick, 3 percent O'Malley and 2 percent for Warner.
"Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a rock-solid hold on the hearts of Democratic voters at this point," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "If she decides not to run, Vice President Joseph Biden does almost as well as she does against the rest of the field. There is a long way to go until 2016, but none of the other younger potential candidates for the Democratic nomination currently has anything approaching widespread support from party voters."
(If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Deval Patrick, Mark Warner and Martin O'Malley, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot    Men    Wom    

Clinton              65%    66%    65%
Biden                13     14     12
Cuomo                 4      6      2
Patrick               1      1      1
Warner                1      -      1
O'Malley              1      1      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      1      -
DK/NA                14      9     18
So there you have it! @Hillary - take your time. We love you and don't care what you decide. You have made history. If you want to make more, we are here to support you.