Jeb Bush and Rand Paul Lead GOP Field, But Hillary Clinton Romps in 2016 Poll

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 30, 2014 9:40 AM
Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

Don't throw away your old political buttons and bumper stickers. The 2016 presidential contest is shaping up as a war of dynastic ambitions, with familiar names resurfacing. 

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., is one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but matches up poorly against former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination, according to a new poll.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll reveals Clinton leads Bush 53 percent to 41 percent at the national level. In 1992, then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the husband of Hillary Clinton, defeated President George H.W. Bush, father of the former Florida governor and former President George W. Bush, in the presidential election.

The poll finds 66 percent of those surveyed have a favorable view of the Clinton family, while 31 percent see them as unfavorable. A majority, 54 percent, see the Bush family in a favorable light, while 43 percent view them as unfavorable.

Bush ties with another scion of a political dynasty -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. -- to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates with 14 percent each. Right on their heels is former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., with 13 percent. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes fourth with 11 percent while Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., is right behind him with 10 percent.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stands in sixth with 7 percent followed by two Texans -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry -- who are knotted together with 6 percent each. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., garners 5 percent.

Two sitting governors who used to serve in Congress lag behind the other candidates. Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, who made a brief stab at the Republican presidential nomination back in 2000 before falling in line behind George W. Bush, takes 2 percent. Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., trails with 1 percent.

The poll of 855 registered voters was taken April 24-27 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent. The poll of 424 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents was taken during the same period and had a margin of error of +/- 5 percent. 

Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinstatenews.com.

Comments (4)

6:05PM MAY 1ST 2014
(Will she promise not to bring "Bubba" with her?) (Just saying...)
7:09AM MAY 1ST 2014
What difference does it make? They are both Illuminati controlled offspring. Both come from those who made hay when the sun shined on Iran-Contra and other life costing schemes.

Evidence has surfaced thanks to an FOIA request by Judicial Watch that the Benghazi lies and fix reached the highest office holders at least right next to Obama and Hillary. US high officials have admitted the Benghazi operation was a scheme to provide the Muslim Brotherhood with weapons from Libya's former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi

Bill Clinton and his State Trooper boss friend making his Mena Airport in Little Rock available for a little rock and Jeb and his old man along with Oliver North and General Richard Secord making it happen on the other end.

What can you say? FDR's family money come from the Chinese poppy business and the Kennedy family money come from their royalty on Scotch Whiskey, but they all expected the American people to have to do real work for their bread winnings!

I would vote for anyone who was born in the USA of qualified US Citizen parents and who is not nor never has been connected to the secret world government that pulls the strings of whom ever sits in the white house, the senate and the congress and has for centuries manipulated the world with their wars, wars and rumors of wars!
7:48PM APR 30TH 2014
I would vote for a woman President, if Martha Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Camille Paglia and Sarah Palin were names on the ballot I could choose from. But Hillary Rodham Clinton? No way! (People don't seem to grasp that a vote for her is an "end run" around the two-term limit on Bill Clinton.) OK, let's have Bill again, by "proxy".
6:08PM MAY 1ST 2014
Add Condeliza Rice to the TOP of that list, and I'm in !

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