Joe Biden and Rick Santorum might both be native Pennsylvanians, but it's not giving either of them a leg up when it comes to the Presidential race in the state in 2016.
On the Democratic side 65% of voters want Hillary Clinton to be their candidate in 2016 to just 9% for Biden, 5% for Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Cuomo, and 4% for Cory Booker. Clinton polls over 60% with liberals, moderates, women, whites, African Americans, and voters within every age group.
On the Republican side Chris Christie is the candidate of choice at 23%, followed by Mike Huckabee at 14%, Rand Paul at 12%, and Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at 10%. Despite his native status Santorum manages only a 6th place finish at 8%, followed by Marco Rubio at 6%, Paul Ryan at 4%, and Scott Walker at 3%. Christie leads based on his strength with moderates and voters who identify as 'somewhat conservative.'
Hillary Clinton has double digit leads over all of her potential Republican opponents for the general election. It's 49/39 over Chris Christie, 51/40 over Rick Santorum, 51/37 over Jeb Bush, 52/38 over Rand Paul, 52/37 over Mike Huckabee, and 53/34 over Ted Cruz. Those leads are all considerably bigger than what Barack Obama won the state by in 2012.
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