Clinton, Rice top choices for 2016 presidential picks

Washington, Feb. 14 (ANI): Americans have said former secretaries of state, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Condoleezza Rice, would become a good president in 2016, a new poll has found.

According to Fox News Poll, nearly 55 percent Americans said that Clinton would be a good president, up from 50 percent who thought so in 2006.

For Rice, 43 percent of voters said that she would be good. That's down from 47 percent when the question was last asked in 2006.

Clinton and Rice are followed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who garnered 37 percent support, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan, 37 percent, and Vice President Joe Biden, 35 percent.

About a quarter of voters think former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 26 percent and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, 25 percent, would become a good president.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 16 percent, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, 16 percent, also received double-digit support.

Overall, Biden and Bush are the candidates who have the largest number of voters saying they would not make a good president (59 percent and 56 percent respectively).

Clinton (62 percent) and Rice (44 percent) capture more support among women voters than any of the other figures tested.

They are also the top picks among men voters as 47 percent think Clinton would make a good president and 42 percent feel that way about Rice.

Ryan (40 percent), Christie (39 percent) and Biden (35 percent) are close behind among men.

Clinton is also the candidate who has received the highest level of support from his or her own party.

Nearly 83 percent of self-identified Democrats said that Clinton would be a good president, while with 62 percent support Ryan receives the most backing among self-described Republicans.

Among Democrats, Clinton is followed by Biden (60 percent), Cuomo (25 percent), Patrick (8 percent) and O'Malley (6 percent).

Among Republicans, Rice comes in second to Ryan at 54 percent. She's followed closely by Bush at 47 percent, Christie at 43 percent and Rubio at 41 percent. Jindal is the only other Republican to receive double-digit support (24 percent), the report added. (ANI)


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