Poll: Massachusetts Dems Prefer Hillary Over Warren For 2016


Far more Massachusetts Democrats would vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2016, according to a new poll released Monday.

The poll, by Suffolk University and The Boston Herald and flagged by the Boston Globe, found Clinton has the support of 55 percent of Massachusetts Democrats while just 17.5 percent said they would vote for Warren in a presidential contest. Vice President Joe Biden, who has also indicated interest in running for president in 2016, has 7.75 percent support, the poll found. Another 12.25 percent said they were undecided.

Those surveyed were also asked who their second choice would be. The Suffolk University and The Boston Herald found that 27.38 percent said Warren would be their second choice, followed by Biden at 23.63 percent and then Clinton at 15.85 percent. A little more than 16 percent (16.18 to be exact) said they were undecided.

Warren has repeatedly said she is not running for president in 2016.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25 among 400 likely voters. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

(H/t: Boston Globe)