Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a huge lead among Democrats nationally in the 2016 presidential primary, while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is up slightly among the possible GOP candidates, according to a new poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Thursday.
Clinton receives 61 percent of her party's total, outpacing the field by an enormous margin. Vice President Joe Biden is the only other Democrat in double-digits with 12 percent of primary voters. Rubio sees 18 percent of GOP primary voters nationally, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is second with 14 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) see 12 percent each and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee takes 11 percent. The rest of the Republican field remains in single digits.
Clinton is also viewed favorably by general election voters, 57 percent to 36 percent. Rubio is much less known but still liked, 35 percent favorable to 27 percent unfavorable.
The PPP poll used 700 automated interviews with registered voters nationally conducted Nov. 30-Dec. 2nd, and had a sampling error of 3.7 percent.