September 16th, 2013
06:03 AM ET

CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton tops Dems; GOP crowded

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.

It showed 65% of Democrats and independents who lean toward that party say they would likely back Clinton as their presidential nominee. Vice President Joe Biden comes in a distant second, at 10%, with freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 7%, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 6%, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley at 2%.


Filed under: Politics • U.S.
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Go, Hillary!

    September 16, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I'd like to see Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY) as VP on Hillary Clinton's ticket: he's charismatic and would make a good president after Hillary. However, we need him in New York.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Joey, you read my NY mind. 🙂

    September 16, 2013 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Wow @ Joey, you really have converted from Republican to Democrat? And this is a great survey BUT, is Hillary even gonna run?

    September 16, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Joey? You need to stop huffing that spray paint. Its messing your head up.

    September 16, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Pleas run someone like Issa, and see how he fares with a witch hunt. Or Gohmert. Cruz. Paul. Please. I beg you, please do it.
      Give us a viable candidate to run against HRC.

      September 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Oh and Joey? I might of sided with the independants first, before I took a giant leap into Generation Xeroxs' inferno.

    September 16, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    But hey..we still love you Joey Isotta-Fraschini, even if you did convert to Democrat. We don't care what they say about you.

    September 16, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dallas55

    She did such a great job as Secretary of State, galavanting around lecturing on women's rights while Iran and N Korea advanced their nuclear programs, and especially covering up Benghazi, that she'd clearly make a great democrat candidate. Re distribute wealth! Workers of the world, unite! Make the rich pay their fair share! Hope and change! And the Joeys of New England and the rest of the underperformers anxious for more governmental control and handouts go, "Hoorah!"

    September 16, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ambassador Adolph Dubs
      Ambassador Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
      Ambassador Rodger P. Davies
      Ambassador Cleo A. Noel, Jr.
      Ambassador John Gordon Mein

      Your point?

      September 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Sad paucity of leadership in these times, folks is all that can be said.All those mentioned are so entrenched in their political beliefs and ideology, shaped over time by lobbies and special interest that any meaningful change to this country's policies to its benefit would hardly come about.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    today i'm being blocked on all threads.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    All those named are so deeply entrenched in their political beliefs, ideology shaped overtime by lobbies and special interest and removed from realities of a changing world that my friends any meaningful change is hard to come about.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    A change in policies to the advantage and benefit of this country and its people. New leadership potential? I don't see any potential developing.So it would be same old of the same old.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Pessimism? No.Reality.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Anhyone who knows me, knows I do not participate in the voting process, as it's a scam all the way around. Not me above. Good Morning @ saywhat

    September 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Good afternoon @Mary.

    September 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
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