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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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.
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