If Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren decides to run for president in 2016 as the Democratic nominee, she has quite a hill to climb.
A new CNN/ORC International poll
finds that 65 percent of left-leaning Americans would support Hillary Clinton, compared to the 10 percent who would vote for Warren.
Warren was first elected to the Senate in 2013 after beating Scott Brown. She has been mentioned as a potential contender in 2016, although she has denied having any plans to run.
Vice President Joe Biden received 9 percent of the voters' support in the poll, but when Clinton's name was removed from the list of possible contenders, Biden surged to first with 41 percent. Warren received 20 percent support.
The poll also took the temperature on the Republican side and found that 20 percent of either Republicans or right-leaning independents would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — who has come up short in the last two presidential elections.
In second place was author, political commentator, and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson with 10 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 9 percent.
With Romney removed from the list of potential candidates, Bush received the most support with 14 percent, followed by Carson (11 percent) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (10 percent).
The 2016 pool is far from finalized, but several potential contenders have emerged. Romney has said multiple times he has no plans to run. Bush
, on the other hand, said Monday that he is considering a run.
Clinton hasn't confirmed her candidacy either, but she was very active in the lead-up to last month's midterm elections in the form of speeches and pitching for Democrat candidates.
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