Thursday, April 16, 2015

Poll: 2016 GOP Contest Wide Open As Democrats Wish For A Race

Republicans have a wide-open presidential race. Democrats are jealous.
As presidential contenders begin to officially announce their campaigns, a nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds no pining for Mitt Romney among Republicans and no consensus behind anybody else.
And while there seems to be no real contest on the other side, an overwhelming majority of Democrats wish there was. A 55% majority of Democrats say it's "very important" to them to see strong challenges to Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination. Another 25% call it "somewhat important."
At the moment, though, no one seems poised to do that. Clinton, who launched her campaign on Sunday via video, was volunteered as the preferred nominee by 43% of Democrats. Five percent named Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has said she's not running. Among the 413 Democrats surveyed, just two named former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, who has said he is considering a bid. A single person named Vice President Biden.
About half of the Democrats surveyed, 48%, say they're undecided.
Among Republicans, there is no front-runner and no shortage of possibilities.
No GOP candidate scored as high as double digits, a sign of the most wide-open nomination contest in modern times. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was a narrow leader at 9%, followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush at 8%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 7% and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 5%.
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