CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton favored for Democrats; no clear GOP leader
September 16th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
7 months ago

CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton favored for Democrats; no clear GOP leader

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates what you would expect: Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner, and there's no real leader among the possible GOP White House hopefuls.

But if you get beyond the obvious, the CNN/ORC International survey released Monday becomes more revealing.

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  1. Gurgyl

    I bet GOP is gone to Dogs.
    PS: nonetheless too early, I can predict. No brainy supports GOP thugs, now.

    September 16, 2013 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  2. Wisemann

    This is a case when it's too late to dance at a strip-club but too early to run for president. Joking apart, she is sure to be elected president, no matter what she says or do. There re too many Hispanics and all kinds of folks from Indo-China in this country by now for her to fail. She will keep them all happy as president and will borrow another trillion from our grand-children to spread around.

    September 16, 2013 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. kirk

    If she is the next Pres, then the gop will continue their attack by obstructing and trying to destroy our country for no other reason than they weren't put in charge, which begs the question, how bad would it be if they were in charge?

    September 16, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  4. Winston Smith

    A phrase in our current ability to communicate, not spoken often if ever. G.O.P., and leadership. According to one of their own, they ("follow from behind"). Didn't realize there was any other way to achieve this feat, but apparently they think they know something, the rest of us don't.

    September 16, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  5. kirk

    The gop clown car is filling up fast. They have tried to destroy Americas workforce for 4 and a half years, and already have proclaimed her as much an enemy as obama, expect more of the same class warfare, they want to buy the election and know it takes money to win, that's why they try to destroy the unions, you don't actually think they want to help you with right to work? That law is about defunding unions period, they know this lowers wages, another thing big business likes

    September 16, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  6. Name willard

    I said no thanks vote hillary for presdient 2016 cause hillary and presdient obama was lied story what happened about 4 amercian was murder at benghizina lybia
    Hillary are stupaid soft her huband that he was affair other with lenzisky

    September 16, 2013 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    Congratulations Hillary but can we please concentrate on the here and now and worry about 2016 in I don't know, maybe 2015??

    We need some bipartisan work done now. Stop the madness MSM and call these obstructionists out for what they really are.

    September 16, 2013 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  8. boungiorno

    interesting how you all think your above god

    September 16, 2013 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  9. boungiorno

    it will be interesting we will have to be patient and wait for the day to arrive

    September 16, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  10. Al-NY,NY

    ".....duh...Benghazi.....duh.....Whitewater......duh....Vince Foster......uh, did I furgit to say Benghazi??" The GOP has NOTHING that will keep her from stomping any of their candidates

    September 16, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    "The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International September 6-8, with 1,022 adult Americans questioned by telephone.

    The sample included 218 respondents who describe themselves as Republicans and 234 who describe themselves as independents who lean towards GOP, for a total of 452 Republicans, and 311 respondents who describe themselves as Democrats and 137 who describe themselves as independents who lean Democratic, for a total of 448 Democrats."
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    You be the judge.

    The number of samples on both sides of the poll is nearly equal, R=452 and D=448, which I find to be somewhat remarkable for a "random" poll. The Republican poll was more than 51.8% independents, while the Democratic poll was 30.6% independents.

    I think this says something about the results. Small wonder that the Republican poll is all over the map, and the Democratic poll is leaning heavily towards Clinton.

    September 16, 2013 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  12. What's in that tea anyway?

    This and the following articles speak to the incoherence of the GOP/Tea Bagger party. Angry, confused, muttled message, divisive, zero solutions, astoundingly ignorant, with tinges of racism and bigotry is how this party of Tea baggers can be characterized. Other than like minds, who would follow that?

    September 16, 2013 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  13. Data Driven

    "only 8% of Republicans who consider themselves conservatives say they would be likely to back Christie,"

    So how does Christie get the nomination? And yet he's the only chance the GOP has against Clinton.

    Looks like you'll have the exquisite pleasure of griping about Democratic Presidents for quite a bit longer, GOPhers. And while it's ridiculously early, does anyone truly seeing the dynamic changing all that much in the next 2 years?

    September 16, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  14. S.B. Stein

    That isn't a huge surprise. Does the GOP want to go with the libertarian "everyone else can go to hell" perspective like Rand Paul or with a big government (and waistline) like Chris Christie who is an idealogue because he can't seem to find it in his heart to support the poor as well as the rich (rich only get support).

    September 16, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |