Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Arkansas poll finds that the Clinton brand is still pretty strong in the state. Bill Clinton has a 55/37 favorability rating there, and Hillary Clinton leads all but one of the leading Republicans there in hypothetical 2016 match ups despite the state's recent Republican lurch. Clinton leads Jeb Bush 46/41, Rand Paul 48/42, and Chris Christie 47/38.
“It looks like Hillary Clinton would have a pretty decent chance at winning Arkansas if she runs for President in 2016,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “That’s pretty impressive given Mitt Romney’s 24 point win there last time around.”
The one Republican Clinton trails is Mike Huckabee at 47/44. Huckabee is the overwhelming choice of home state GOP voters to be their candidate for President in 2016- 38% say he would be their pick to 14% for Ted Cruz, 13% for Rand Paul, 10% for Jeb Bush, 4% for Chris Christie, 3% each for Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, and 2% for Cliven Bundy.