A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) are tied among potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Paul and Ryan both received 13 percent. Just below them is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11, Senator Ted Cruz at 9, Senator Marco Rubio at 8 and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 6 percent.
Quinnipiac noted that, “In the wake of ‘Bridgegate,’ the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, several measures of New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential prospects are down.” In Tuesday’s poll, Christie paired against Hillary Clinton in a general election received 38 percent compared to Clinton’s 46 percent. In Quinnipiac’s December 11 survey, Christie received 42 percent and Secretary Clinton was at 41 percent.
Quinnipiac also included the following polling results for general election scenarios against Clinton: “49 – 39 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky; 50 – 35 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; 49 – 38 percent over former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida.” -
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