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Poll: Hillary Clinton Leading All Republican Contenders In 2016 Presidential Race

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Election Returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In an early look at the 2016 White House race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading all Republican challengers in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

That’s according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

According to the poll, Clinton is holding her own, and then some, edging out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Clinton leads Christie 45 percent to 41 percent. Among women she leads Christie 51 percent to 37 percent, while Christie leads among men 45 percent to 38 percent.

Hillary also leads other top Republicans.

  • 51 percent to 37 percent over U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
  • 51 percent to 36 percent over Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
  • 51 percent to 35 percent over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
  • 50 percent to 38 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

“While hope for the presidency may be a bridge too far for New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, other Republican White House hopefuls are finding even less traction when matched against Secretary Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Meanwhile Pennsylvania voters continue to give President Obama a 53 percent disapproval rating. That compares to a 54 percent disapproval rating in February.

From May 29 – June 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,308 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

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