If Hillary runs, the race is so over:
Mrs. Clinton, who shows the most strength of any potential 2016 aspirant in Quinnipiac
University's national polls, leads Jeb Bush 51 - 40 percent and bests Sen. Rubio 52 - 41 percent
in a poll of Sunshine State registered voters.
Clinton is viewed much more favorably than either man, 62 - 33 percent favorable for
Clinton, compared to 50 - 35 percent favorable for Bush and 41 - 34 percent for Rubio.
"We probably won't know for some time whether former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton runs for president in 2016, but if she decides to make the race, she begins with a sizable
lead in a state that Republicans cannot win the White House without," said Peter A. Brown,
assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Florida voters have a very
positive view of Mrs. Clinton and it's not just Democrats who feel that way."
Mrs. Clinton is viewed favorably by 26 percent of Republicans, not bad for a Democrat
who's had her share of battles with the GOP, and gets a 57 - 35 percent favorability among the
key voting group, independents. Not surprisingly, she gets 93 - 5 percent favorability among
Democrats. She has a 10-point gender gap: 66 percent of women and 56 percent of men view
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