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PPP poll: Cristie runs better than Rubio, Bush against Clinton
Posted Jan 10, 2013 by William March
Updated Jan 10, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio looks like the early favorite among Republicans as their 2016 presidential nominee, but he loses to Hillary Clinton in a matchup among all voters, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes closer, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.
Among Republican primary voters, Rubio narrowly led a large field with 21 percent as the favorite for the nomination, followed by Paul Ryan with 16 percent, Mike Huckabee with 15 percent, Jeb Bush and Christie with 14 percent each.
But in general election matchups against the Republicans, Clinton led Rubio, Bush and Paul Ryan by double digits—51-37 percent against Bush, 51-37 percent against Rubio and 53-39 percent against Ryan. Christie came closest, trailing Clinton 44-42 percent.
The poll surveyed 1,100 voters Jan. 3-6 for a 3-point error margin on overall questions, including 563 Republican primary voters for a 4.1-point error margin on the GOP primary questions.
PPP is a North Carolina-based, Democratic oriented political polling and consulting firm which says its published polls, done with automated-dial or “robopoll” methodology, are neutral and not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political
Full results here.