Florida poll shows Hillary Clinton leading both Bush, Rubio
It’s never too early to start looking at 2016 polling (that’s not true, it’s way too early) so here are some numbers out of the Sunshine state which look good for Hillary Clinton.
Report from WinkNews:
A new poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton is a heavy early favorite among Florida voters in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup against former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
Clinton has a double-digit lead over both of the Florida Republicans in a random telephone survey of 1,000 of the state’s registered voters by Quinnipiac University taken March 13-18.
The survey shows Clinton favored over Bush 51 percent to 40 percent. Florida voters prefer her to Rubio 52 percent to 41 percent, if the election were held now. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Of course, these numbers are a snapshot in March of 2013, a full three years before the 2016 election year but it is interesting how well-positioned Clinton seems to be. I think these numbers would change once the race begins and voters are reminded of why they don’t like or do like certain candidates. Right now Clinton is riding on the “best Secretary of State ever” meme.