Skip to comments.Clinton leads 2016 poll in Iowa, But Rand Paul is Close (Rubio Fading In Iowa, 19 Points Down)
Posted on 05/25/2013 7:04:45 PM PDT by drewh
As far as the pollsters are concerned, the 2016 race is underway. And Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is certainly acting like he's in the race.
The latest poll out of Iowa has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beating Florida Sen. Marco Rubio handily (48 vs. 37 percent), but could face a tougher race against Senator Paul (46 vs. 42 percent), according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.
The poll says that Iowa voters would give the race to either Senator Rubio or Senator Paul, if the Democratic Party candidate was Vice President Joe Biden.
"In general Sen. Paul appears to be the better GOP candidate at this point in Iowa. Part of the reason may be the publicity from his recent high-profile visit to the state, but more likely is that he begins with a solid base of support - the folks who voted for his father in the 2008 and 2012 caucuses."
As The Christian Science Monitor reported, Rand Paul was in Iowa two weeks ago, and was popular among Republicans.
In a recent survey of [only] the registered Republican voters in Iowa, Paul won 39 percent of the vote with Marco Rubio next in line at just 20 percent. (Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton won 43 percent with Vice President Joe Biden winning 27 percent.) Earlier this year, Paul won a straw poll vote at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
At a Monitor-sponsored press gathering last month, Paul said he would not decide whether to run before 2014. Meanwhile, hes just unique enough among the GOP field and just different enough from his father to keep drawing attention.
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Surprised he was corrupted so soon.
Rand Paul is running against Hillary? Well, I always said that the Democrats need primary challengers and that Ron Paul should’ve been more vocal about the problems with Mr. Obama’s record rather than strictly some of the GOP contenders (oddly not Mitt Romney’s record). Good to see his son setting up camp in the other party.
This is bad news for Hillary and the Dems. Once Hillary starts to run, she will drop like a rock. The only reason she is popular is that she really doesn’t do anything and once she starts to talk, it will be over.
A Hillary run for President may be a non-issue.Her next stroke will likely kill her,if she follows the patern set by her father.
He always was. People just chose to ignore his liberalism as usual. Now they are shocked...SHOCKED to see that he wasn’t pretending.
And the fact he has ANY support shows people still ‘want to believe’.
Christie is still the dark horse, he will wait and stalk Paul/Rubio and try to steal the nomination at the last minute.
After electing the Kenyan, TWICE, I didn’t think the brain dead low information voter types could get any dumber and go any lower. Their willingness to elect Slick Willie’s wife shows me that I’m wrong. Geez. We’ve got a lot of morons living in this country.
Rubio has jumped the shark.
Rubio is toast with a fork stuck in.
Time to get the eligibility question settled NOW before more Democrat runarounds of the Constitution.
I tend to think that you're right.
Yep, after his talk on the Rush show, he seems squishy..
Why just those choices? I would have liked to see Ted Cruz included in that poll. Both Paul and Rubio support amnesty.
Yep. Rubio might as well become a permanent member of the 8 Gangsters. Because he screwed the pooch. He will never be President.
And if someone is foolish enough to pick him as a Vice President, that
ticket will lose BigTime.
Mark Levin used to be all about this guy. Haven’t listened to Levin in a while, but assume he’s not quite the fan he was.
Rubio should have kept his powder dry. It's a long way back from amnesty and primary voters will not have shot memories on that issue...
You are good at this Pd, I agree 100%.
Remember as SofS she ALWAYS disappeared whenever something went wrong and assigned lackey underlings to get on TV and explain the bad news.
But this time it has caught up with her. It took time but she is gone from State and those remaining there and in WH have to save their own behinds. Look how Dems feel it necessary to yell at the IRS on TV for show.
Christie will have to have a wrestle with Jeb Bush for the title of ‘best RINO’
I still here people pushing Christie, saying he’s “the most popular Republican eva!”... Yeah right. I think we’re through with NE liberals.
Mark’s a smart guy but when it comes to discernment he gets a low grade.
Well, when you have respected people like Mark Levin and Rush who still support him, that’s bound to happen.
nothing more useless than a hypothetical poll 3.5 years out....
Yep.... I agree.
And their level of respect drops lower with each utterance supporting him.
Because his gang of ocho crap is not conservative in any way. They know it and support/make excuses for him anyway. And lets be honest...they are. So what does that make them?
He will never be president untilL he starts losing weight and stops cozying up to Barry O
Now, lets cut a little slack. Didn’t we ALL have high hopes for Rubio when
he beat Crist and went on to win the Senate Race?
I’m more inclined to say she’ll drop when people see her on T.V. They’re no doubt looking back to her young years as first lady, forgetting that she now looks like that crazy aunt who got four of your friends killed and then said “what difference does it make?”. You know the one.
Hill is over the hill, and she’ll never be on the Hill again. Besides, Cuomo is going to present himself as the next leftist fanatic. You can tell from his recent put-down of Weiner that he is trying to keep his closet clean in preparation for 2016.
Couldn’t agree with you more.
The same thing is true about Sen. Bob Casey (Jr) of Pennsylvania. The thing was, he was never required to talk. He road his father's coattails to win the election.
People spaz when I point things like that out. I hear every excuse under the sun about all the good they have done. Sure they did a lot. But this ain’t good. It will end America.
Rush and Levin have no excuse.
Politicians need to be tested first before I support them. I'm not impressed with words.
I missed the recent Hannity special in which he tried to explain his bill. Did he defend it well, or was it full of BS?
“The only reason she is popular is that she really doesnt do anything and once she starts to talk, it will be over.”
Yeah, that theory works...”uhhhh uhhhh ummm hope ummm change ummm, hey the ummmmm teleprompters not working ummmm uhhh, rich people are ummmm bad mmmmmm’kay?”
Rubio is a total media creation, all hot air and no beef.
I did not see it but I’ve read where he did not do very well on Hannity .
He and Martin O Malice.
It’s meant to keep voters busy and give them hope - so their minds are off the present or it doesn’t matter because ‘change’ is coming.
And when I see a poll, Dick Morris comes to mind.
Don’t think you will have a lot of disagreement here.
He did lose weight - he had some surgery to his tummy.
Don’t tell him you didn’t notice.
Cuomo, All the good looks of his father and none of the intelligence or charisma. NO WAY Cuomo gets the nomination and he would get crushed in the general.
A New York Liberal. He would lose 45 states if not more.
Lots of people will hold their nose to vote for the slick black guy, but the ugly loud mouth New Yorker. I doubt it!
Ugh. Why does O’Malice even think he has a shot?
I hear Cuomo’s rantings occasionally, but I think I actually hear more from Barack’s Mini-me in Massachusetts than I do from that gun-grabbing psycho in Maryland. Maybe I’m watching the wrong shows... or maybe I’m watching the right ones.
I held my nose and voted for Romney...NEVER AGAIN!
I am most worried about Martin O’Malley running. He has made a mess of Maryland, but people just LOVE him. It is atrocious.
I think you may have too much faith in those light blue states. They’ll vote for whichever leftist troll is on the ballot. Heck, they’d probably vote for Weiner in a presidential race. These people are beyond brainwashed. As long as it’s (D), it’s handouts for me!
Cuomo’s slogan could be “Rope and Change”.
You’ll need the rope to hang yourself in the event that he gets elected.
If Rubio is the nominee, I’ll stay home.
If Jeb is the nominee, I’ll vote for Hillary twice. Once legally and once
illegally. Can you hear me Rove.
F.U.B.O. & Rubio.
I know it's rude to say it, but if you just look and listen to Cuomo, you can tell he'll never be president. He doesn't believe it, but it's obvious.
Biden had brain surgery twice, so bring a few fries short of a Happy Meal shouldn't stop Hillary. She's the one that worries me. The press covered up the fact that Roosevelt couldn't walk, they won't have any trouble covering up the fact that Hillary can't think.
Rubio is done.