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Majority of Democrats want Hillary to contest 2016 elections

Washington, Apr 4, 2013, (PTI) :

The former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is the choice of majority of Democrats to run for 2016 presidential elections, according to a opinion poll.

The former first lady is far ahead of her nearest rival the Vice President Joe Biden (18 per cent), opinion poll said yesterday.

"Clinton has majority support from liberals and moderates, men and women, African Americans, Latinos, and white voters, and voters within every age group that we track," the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) said while releasing the results of its national survey.

Clinton, who relinquished her post of Secretary of State in February, is yet to make up her mind, even as a super PAC in her support became functional this week. She would make her first public paid speech in Texas later this month.

If Clinton doesn't run 49 per cent of Democrats say they would support Biden.

Among the Republicans while the Florida Senator, Marco Rubio, continues to lead nationally, his Senate colleague Rand Paul has moved ahead of others in the latest poll, the survey stated.

According to PPP, it is the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who comes closer to Clinton in a hypothetical face off.

"Chris Christie comes the closest at 46/42, followed by Rand Paul at 49/43 and then Marco Rubio at 49/42 and Paul Ryan at 50/43," the poll said.

"We've consistently found that Christie would be the strongest Republican candidate but the problem for him is that Obama voters (42/24) like him better than Romney voters (36/31), which could making securing the nomination a problem," PPP said.

Indian American Bobby Jindal – the Governor of Louisiana – and also a Republican presidential aspirant has a nationwide favourable rating of 24 per cent and unfavourable rating of 28 per cent, while as many as 47 per cent are undecided, the poll said.


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