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Poll: Clinton, Cuomo Would Trounce Christie in 2016

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Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 08:40 AM

By Melanie Batley

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has more than a 25-point lead against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early look at the 2016 presidential campaign, a new poll has found, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would also win by double-digits against the embattled governor.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted Feb. 6-10 of 1,488 New Yorkers, voters overwhelmingly choose potential Democratic contenders who have served at the highest levels of governance in their state.

Clinton, a former New York senator, would win 58 percent of the vote in a match-up with Christie who would get 31 percent. She leads among all groups except Republicans.

Cuomo, meanwhile, would carry a 16-point lead over Christie, with 50 percent backing Cuomo compared to 34 percent who would choose Christie. Among Democrats, Cuomo would lead with a massive 68-point margin, with 79 percent support compared to 11 percent support for Christie.

Sixty-nine percent of Republicans surveyed in the poll, however, support Christie, compared to 19 percent who would choose Cuomo. Independent voters are almost evenly divided at 39 percent for Cuomo and 38 percent for Christie.

"We're two years away from the New Hampshire Primary, but people will gossip about politics and for now New Yorkers put Former Secretary of State—and former New York Senator—Hillary Clinton and current Favorite Son Andrew Cuomo ahead of Christie," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Andrew Cuomo, who was elected in 2010, is the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo who enjoyed popularity during his three terms in office from 1983-1995. The younger Cuomo has not signaled whether he is actively considering a bid for the White House.

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