2016 Presidential Election Matchup Will be Bush vs. Clinton
When you head out to vote in 2016, you may have déjà vu. You see, if things stay on course, the matchup for the presidency will be Bush vs. Clinton, just like it was in 1992.
According to a McClatchy-Marist poll, Jeb Bush is the current frontrunner to win the Republican nomination. Among Republicans and Republican leaning independents, 15 percent would choose the former Florida governor.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are tied in second place. Each would get 13 percent of the vote.
Chris Christie is the only other potential candidate who would receive double-digit support. Twelve percent of Republican and Republican leaning independents would vote for the New Jersey governor.
You’ll probably guess who the current Democratic favorite is. Yeah, it’s Hillary Clinton. The former first lady holds a commanding lead as 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents would choose her.
Vice President Joe Biden finished in a distant second place in the poll. Fifteen percent would choose him as the Democratic nominee. No other potential Democratic candidate received double-digit support.
Clinton would defeat each Republican she was polled against. She’d top Christie and Paul by nine percentage points each. Her lead over Bush is slightly larger at 11 percentage points.
Meanwhile, there could even be a third major candidate in the mix, just like there was in 1992 when Ross Perot received around 19 percent of the vote. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has indicated he’s “thinking about running for president” as a Democrat or independent.
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