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Hillary Clinton to formally enter race on Sunday with lead in national polls


hillary3Hillary Clinton will formally enter the race for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination on Sunday, and she enters the race with a lead on the entire field of Republican presidential contenders.

A Public Policy Polling poll released this week has Clinton leading the top GOP challengers by as many as nine points.

That’s the good news for Clinton. But the early, early, early rendering does have three Republican hopefuls within three to four points of her. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio trails Clinton 46-43, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker both trail 46-42.

Ben Carson is down 47-42, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is down 49-43, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also down six, at 46-40, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is at seven, at 48-41, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie both trail by nine (Perry down 46-37, Christie down 48-39).

But before Clinton could get to the 2016 general, she’d have to first win the Democratic nomination. (Remember 2008?) As in ’08, Clinton enters as the presumptive heavy favorite, with 54 percent of Demcoratic voters polled supporting Clinton.

The rest of the field is way, way back, with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 14 percent, Vice President Joe Biden at 7 percent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 6 percent, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 3 percent, and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb at 2 percent.



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