Twenty percent out of the 1,000 adults asked for a poll prefer Florida Gov Jeb Bush as first choice to win the party’s primary votes. Eighteen percent said they favor Sen Marco Rubio. However, if elections are to be held now, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton would be more likely win.
GOP primary votes led by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio
Rubio, however, took the top spot when respondents were asked who among the candidates they could definitely see themselves voting for. Seventy-four percent said they would vote for Rubio, while only 15 percent refused to vote for him.
The poll asked 1,000 adults, including 350 respondents with cell phones only, 37 respondents with cell phones and landline, and additional 51 respondents from African-Americans. The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted from April 26-30 2015.
Kentucky Sen Rand Paul is the favorite among the 20 percent of those who were polled, Texas senator Ted Cruz gets 18 percent, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson gets 11 percent, while 14 percent goes to New Jersey Chris Christie and 15 percent goes for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is the favorite among three percent of those who were polled – this in spite of the fifteen percent Republican respondents saying they would be “enthusiastic” about a woman candidate for the presidential seat. Thirty percent of independent respondents also said the same while 45 percent of Democrats respondents also favor a woman candidate.
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The bad news?
Clinton will win as the president of the United States if the election is to be held today, the survey also showed. Clinton will win by 49 percent against Bush, who gets 43 percent. Clinton will also win against Paul at 47 and 43 percent, respectively, and against Walker at 50 and 40 percent correspondingly.
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