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POLITICAL INSIDERS POLL

Insiders Agree Democrats Will Nominate Clinton in 2016

Who do you think Democrats will nominate for president in 2016?

DEMOCRATS (100 VOTES)

Hillary Rodham Clinton: 81%
Joe Biden: 5%
Martin O’Malley: 4%
Andrew Cuomo: 2%
Deval Patrick: 0%
Mark Warner: 4%
Other: 4%

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton

“And our field is more frozen than a Wisconsin lake in winter. Nothing breaks until HRC determines her future path.”

“If Hillary runs, there will be no primary. If she does not run, it is an incredibly wide open field ... and Hillary has no reason to make a public decision anytime soon.”

 

“I hope I hope I hope I hope!!!”

“Her army awaits.”

“Front-runners don’t win, but we have never quite had a front-runner like Hillary. If she wants it, she would be very hard to beat.”

“She’s more popular than ever, and it will take a Clinton to beat the Bush!!!!”

 

“In the end, don’t see how she says no.”

“If she has more than one quixotic primary challenger, I will be surprised.”

“Just the perception she may run has already cleared the field.”

Joe Biden

“HRC doesn’t run, and then it’s impossible to beat a sitting VP.”

Mark Warner

“Warner is a demonstrated problem-solver.”

 

Who do you think Democrats will nominate for president in 2016?

REPUBLICANS (94 VOTES)

Hillary Rodham Clinton: 69%
Joe Biden: 8%
Martin O’Malley: 6%
Andrew Cuomo: 10%
Deval Patrick: 0%
Mark Warner: 4%
Other: 3%

Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Clinton v. Bush. Irresistible.”

“This week’s rollout of reversal on gay marriage is part of a coordinated effort to get on the correct side of the base on all key issues before 2014 starts the race for good.”

“Joe Biden? Only if Democrats want a massive GOP landslide.”

“Look for her to become a highly visible elder stateswoman about 10 minutes after the midterm elections.” 

“Hillary has earned it, she has the organization, and she’ll kick our ass.”

“She left on a high and has no tough votes [before the] primaries.”

“She has the name, the goodwill, and the money. Problem is, she’s a flawed candidate and there’s always Bill lurking.”

Joe Biden

“This will ultimately be BHO’s third term.”

Martin O’Malley

“Has the perfect bumper sticker: “Support the Nanny State. Vote for MoM.”

Andrew Cuomo

“Democrats hate coronations.”

 

Who do you think Republicans will nominate for president in 2016?

DEMOCRATS (103)

Jeb Bush: 43%
Marco Rubio: 21%
Chris Christie: 10%
Paul Ryan: 8%
Rand Paul: 5%
Bobby Jindal: 3%
Rick Santorum: 2%
Other: 9%

Jeb Bush

“Close your eyes:  Yup—it’s a Bush v. Clinton rematch.”

“$$$”

“They always flirt with dangerous weirdos and then marry the boring, stable guy.”

Marco Rubio

“Despite his disastrous State of the Union response, he remains the darling of the Right and would at least give the GOP a chance in 2016.”

“Rubio will remain the savior du jour and will get the nomination.”

Chris Christie

“The day he can do 10 pushups, he is the nominee.”

Paul Ryan

“It’s Paul Ryan’s turn. Isn’t that the way it works in the Republican Party?”

Bobby Jindal

“He can bridge the various factions of the party.”

Other

“Susanna Martinez. She is refreshing, with no inside-the-Beltway baggage. A long shot with a short path to victory.”

 

Who do you think Republicans will nominate for president in 2016?

REPUBLICANS (96)

Jeb Bush: 27%
Marco Rubio: 34%
Chris Christie: 14%
Rand Paul: 3%
Paul Ryan: 3%
Bobby Jindal: 3%
Rick Santorum: 1%
Other: 15%

Jeb Bush

“He is our best amigo.”

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