Poll: Hillary Clinton trounces GOP in Iowa
By: Natalie Villacorta
March 13, 2014 07:44 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other Republican presidential contenders in Iowa by double digits, according to a new poll.
Forty-eight percent of Iowan voters support Clinton compared to 35 percent for Christie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. That’s a reversal of December’s poll in which Christie topped Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent.
The former secretary of state also leads Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 49 percent to 39 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 51 percent to 35 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 51 percent to 37 percent.
Over half — 55 percent — of Iowa voters say Clinton would make a good president, making her the only listed candidate to receive a positive score.
Iowans aren’t feeling as warmly toward the current president. President Barack Obama has an approval rating of 39 percent, Quinnipiac found.
The telephone survey of 1,411 registered voters was conducted March 5-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.