OK, it’s not easy to forget, much more attention has been paid to 2016 than 2014, but still.
On that note, we examine the latest Robert Morris University Poll (powered by Trib Total Media) which found Pennsylvanians favoring Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations respectively.
Hillary’s support has reached a high of 70.9% of likely Democratic voters. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has eclipsed Vice President Joe Biden for second place. Warren stands at 22.5% while Biden received 21.4%.
Rounding out the Democratic field were: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (15.9%); New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (9.9%); Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (6.0%); Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (4.4%); Virginia Senator Mark Warner (4.4%); Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (3.8%).
Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie regained his lead in the RMU poll with 37.0% of likely Republican voters choosing him. Florida Senator Marco Rubio finished second with 22.5% while Wisconsin Rep. (and 2012 VP nominee) Paul Ryan and former PA Senator Rick Santorum tied for third at 21.0%.
Rounding out the Republican field were: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (20.3%); former Arkansas Governor (20.3%); Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (18.1%); Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (18.1%); Texas Senator Ted Cruz (17.4%); Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (16.7%); Former UN Ambassador John Bolton (5.8%); Indiana Governor Mike Pence (2.9%); Ohio Governor John Kasich (2.2%); Ohio Senator Rob Portman (2.2%); New York Rep. Peter King (2.2%).
This poll sampled 500 Pennsylvanians by online survey. It was conducted from August 18 to 22 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5%.