Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performs the best against Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential race, only trailing her by two percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Thursday.
In the matchup between Rubio and Clinton, 43 percent of voters supported Rubio and 45 percent supported Clinton. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) trailed behind Clinton by four points, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker each trailed Clinton by five points.
Rubio led the pack of potential Republican nominees with 13 percent support from Republican voters. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush received 13 percent support and Walker claimed 11 percent.
Clinton leads the Democratic field with 60 percent support from Democratic voters. Vice President Joe Biden claimed just 10 percent support, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed 8 percent, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed 3 percent.
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,353 registered voters nationwide April 16-21 via phone with a margin of error plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.