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Fusion Poll: Hillary, Ryan Have Young Voters' Support for '16

By    |   Thursday, 09 October 2014 06:48 PM

A new poll suggests voters in the coveted 18-34 age group like Democrat Hillary Clinton and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for president in 2016.

Among Republicans likely to vote, Ryan garnered 16 percent support, ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (11 percent) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (9 percent) in a survey conducted by Fusion.

Clinton, the former first lady who served as secretary of state under President Barack Obama from 2009-2013, has the support of 58 percent of Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden earned 13 percent of the voters' support and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren garnered 9 percent.

When asked if they would vote for either Clinton or a Republican nominee, 50 percent choose Clinton vs. 33 percent for a GOP candidate.

Other issues covered in the poll included gay marriage, health care, and the midterm elections.

Regarding gay marriage, 68 percent support it vs. 24 percent that oppose the practice. In terms of race, 73 percent of Hispanics, 69 percent of whites, and 54 percent of blacks support gay marriage. Eighty percent of Democrats and 76 percent of independents are in favor of same-sex couples getting married, compared to just 41 percent of Republicans.

Support for Obamacare was closer, with 51 percent supporting it and 42 percent against it. Blacks and Hispanics are 73 percent and 63 percent in favor of it, while 42 percent of whites support the law.

Eighty-six percent of Republicans surveyed are against Obamacare, while 83 percent of Democrats support it. However, 46 percent of those polled think the law should remain in place but needs to be changed.

Sixty-five percent of the 1,200 voters said they are "very likely" to vote in the midterm elections next month, 41 percent of which identified themselves as Democrats compared to 28 percent Republicans.

Poll results regarding Clinton's potential run at the White House have been mixed this year, with some showing the former New York senator has plenty of support while others prove she would not be a serious contender.

Clinton and Ryan have both expressed interest in running for president but have yet to commit to anything concrete.

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