2016 Election, Candidates, Democrats, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul

5 Way Tie for First in Latest GOP Presidential Poll


In a week which has seen two candidates make formal announcements and several others take significant steps toward running, the logjam that is the GOP Presidential field reached new heights with a Quinnipiac poll showing a 5 way tie for first.

Leading the pack with 10 percent each are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

That is half the FOX News mandated limit of 10 candidates for the first GOP PResidential debate.

Rounding out the top 10 for televised debates are U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 6 percent, Donald Trump at 5 percent, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie at 4 percent and Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 2 percent each.

Trump tops the “no way” list as 21 percent of Republican voters say they would definitely not support him. Bush is next with 17 percent, with Christie at 15 percent

Hillary leads all GOP contenders so far by roughly similar margins.

In a general election matchup, Clinton gets 46 percent of American voters to 42 percent for Paul and 45 percent of voters to 41 percent for Rubio. She leads other top Republicans:

  • 46 – 37 percent over Christie;

  • 47 – 40 percent over Huckabee;

  • 47 – 37 percent over Bush;

  • 46 – 38 percent over Walker;

  • 48 – 37 percent over Cruz;

  • 50 – 32 percent over Trump.

Democrats start with a small advantage in terms of party identification for both House and Senate races in 2016

Looking at the 2016 races for the House of Representatives, 39 percent of American voters say they would vote for a Democrat in their district, while 36 percent would vote Republican. In states which have Senate races, 42 percent would vote Democratic and 35 percent would vote Republican.


  • scarlettny

    Did Ovomit quote these percentages to your polling? We all know how much he lies.

  • jerry1944

    HUMM M cant say my vote is real high in that 5 but i am sticking with Ted there are some in the TOP 5 that i want vote for and would have to vote 3rd party AGAIN

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