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7/17: Iowa 2016: Rand Paul and Chris Christie Tossup with Hillary Clinton
Marist College ^ | 7-17-2014 | Marist Poll

Posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by Plummz

Looking ahead to 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite against Vice President Joe Biden among Iowa Democrats for her party’s nomination. But, she would find a general election matchup against either Kentucky Senator Rand Paul or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie very competitive. Clinton edges former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and has an early lead over Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. There is a wide gender gap in these matchups. Although each of the potential Republican candidates has a more positive than negative rating with GOP voters, all but Paul and Rubio are upside down when it comes to Iowa residents’ impressions of the Republican candidates. -

But, first things first, one in five 2016 potential Republican caucus goers are unsure who they support for their presidential nominee, and no single potential candidate has broken out of the pack. Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan have low double-digit support among potential Republican caucus attendees in the state.

On the Democratic side, seven in ten support Clinton over Biden. Even though Clinton is more popular, both receive positive scores from most Democrats. Clinton is viewed favorably by a majority of Iowans. Not so for Biden whose negatives among state residents exceed his positives, overall.

“In a state Obama carried twice, Hillary Clinton would find Rand Paul and Chris Christie formidable opponents in the battle for Iowa’s six electoral votes,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “The contest narrows in these two matchups because Paul and Christie do better with independent voters than do the other Republicans.”

Poll Points

-- Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is closely matched against potential GOP rivals Rand Paul, 45% to 45%, and Chris Christie, 44% to 43%, among Iowa’s registered voters. Clinton has a narrow lead over Jeb Bush, 46% to 42%.

-- In these contests, Clinton and each of the potential Republican contenders, Paul, Christie, and Bush, are competitive among independents.

-- Clinton is ahead of Marco Rubio, 49% to 40%; Ted Cruz, 49% to 37%; and Scott Walker, 50% to 37%.

-- Regardless of the potential GOP opponent against Clinton, there is a wide gender gap.

-- A majority of Iowans, 52%, have a positive impression of Hillary Clinton, and 42% have a negative view of her. In contrast, more state residents, 48%, have an unfavorable opinion of Joe Biden, and 39% have a favorable one.

-- Rand Paul has a 38% favorable and a 36% unfavorable rating, and Marco Rubio has a 30% favorable and a 28% unfavorable score. They are the only two Republicans who are not viewed more negatively than positively by Iowans.

-- Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush have higher negative scores than positive.

GOP: No Leader of the Pack

-- 20% of the potential Republican electorate in Iowa are undecided about their choice for a 2016 GOP nominee. Bush at 12%, Paul at 12%, and Ryan at 11% are the only potential candidates in double-digits.

-- The contest hardly clarifies when potential Republican caucus goers are asked their second choice. Bush at 12%, Santorum, Ryan, and Perry each at 11%, and Paul at 10% are the only potential candidates who attract double-digit support as a second choice.

-- All the potential GOP candidates are more popular than unpopular among Iowa Republicans. Rand Paul is liked best by Iowa Republicans. 66% of Republicans have a positive view of him, and only 18% have a negative impression of him. A majority of state Republicans also have a favorable view of Bush, 63%, and Rubio, 57%. 50% have a positive impression of Christie.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: christie; hillary; iowa; randpaul
Pretty interesting poll of 1172 Iowans.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by Plummz
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To: Plummz

I do not believe any of these there will be good for USA at this time. I will just stay home if they are on the ballot.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 10:41:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

Write in Ted Cruz.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 10:43:52 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Plummz

You heard it here first: None of those three will be the nominees for their respective parties. And forget Gomer Huckleberry, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Milt too.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 10:51:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Plummz

Too bad I won’t vote for either one of them

I stand with Ted


5 posted on 07/21/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Plummz
Pretty interesting poll of 1172 Iowans. <<

it sure is...lol..don't google “ smart and famous people from Iowa”...You'll get no results!

6 posted on 07/21/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Is the media trying to tell US who is a better candidate?

No more Bushes !!!


7 posted on 07/21/2014 11:06:28 PM PDT by skinny old man (Still lurking and posting after all these years(20 yrs ?)(more ?)(seems like more...))
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To: Nifster

I totally agree !!!


8 posted on 07/21/2014 11:07:37 PM PDT by skinny old man (Still lurking and posting after all these years(20 yrs ?)(more ?)(seems like more...))
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To: M-cubed

No kidding, bunch of ***&&&&@@@@’s!

Will never ever vote for Jeb, Rand, or Christie!


9 posted on 07/21/2014 11:08:22 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Plummz
Corn must be bad, real bad for the brain...........Just drawing a conclusion :)
10 posted on 07/21/2014 11:10:54 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: Plummz

11 posted on 07/21/2014 11:17:19 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

If you do not vote, you are essentially voting for Hillary.
Good luck!


12 posted on 07/21/2014 11:29:50 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: faithhopecharity

Why you want to help Hillary by staying home??


13 posted on 07/21/2014 11:30:36 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone else was already trying to tell me that.

I think the GOPe knows the economic collapse is coming rather abruptly. So they’ll put up a weak candidate, like Jeb Bush who will garner all the dislike for Bushes.

I don’t want another Bush. They also know that Christie will be an easy target.

But, they seem to be grooming Rick for another attempt ....

Of course, by then, the debts....


14 posted on 07/21/2014 11:57:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Plummz

Reading these articles makes me want to beat my head against concrete blocks. All of these prospects are terrifying.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 12:54:42 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: entropy12

What?? Where did I state I wasn’t voting?

To state I will NEVER vote for the 3 I mentioned, does NOT equate to my not voting.

And btw, it’s not going to be that old hag of crap on the ballot.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 1:12:27 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Plummz

Who cares what Iowa thinks. I’m not voting for another McCain or Romney...period!


17 posted on 07/22/2014 3:38:01 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Defund Obama!)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Iowan’s drinking their corn liquor again?


18 posted on 07/22/2014 4:13:59 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: faithhopecharity

Ya stay at home and ya get what ya get. Ya stay at home and ya forego any justification to bitch about the reslults. Does “McCain/Obama” or “Romney/Obama” ring a bell?


19 posted on 07/22/2014 6:31:32 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

By all means push for your favorite in primaries.
I am pushing for Ted Cruz because he is the champion
debater from Ivy league school. He will crush Hillary
in debates.

In general, I will close my eyes and pull the lever
against Hillary or Liz Warren or whoever the hard
lefties nominate.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 9:08:06 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, Jimmy Carter is relieved!)
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To: F15Eagle
I think the GOPe knows the economic collapse is coming rather abruptly. So they’ll put up a weak candidate, like Jeb Bush who will garner all the dislike for Bushes.

Or maybe the establishment establishment will let Rand Paul win so when the bigger collapse comes, it will be blamed on "free-market libertarian capitalism."

21 posted on 07/22/2014 7:51:58 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think if Obama & Val Jarrett throw their org behind Biden, he could win the nomination.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 7:52:46 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: fatnotlazy

They polled Cruz. He was tied for sixth for the nomination with Perry & Rubio at 7%.

Cruz polled 37% to 50% for Hillary.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:55:47 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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