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Hillary Clinton leads in new 2016 presidential poll

Updated: 2015-03-19 09:18

Hillary Clinton leads in new 2016 presidential poll

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after being inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in New York, March 16, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is far ahead on the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election and takes a lead against her GOP contenders, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.

The new CNN/ORC poll showed that 62 percent of the Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents give their nod to Clinton for their party's nomination. She is followed by Vice President Joe Biden, who has gained only 15 percent supporters.

While in the GOP field, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the preferred by 16 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. The second and the third go to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 13 percent, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, 12 percent.

As for the presidential throne, Clinton gets 54 percent of the vote, which is a double-digit lead against all potential GOP challengers. Paul was beaten by 43 percent. While in a head-to- head matchup, Clinton will also win Bush with a score of 55 percent to 40 percent.

The poll was based on interviews with 1,009 adult Americans.

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