Raleigh, N.C. – PPP’s newest Minnesota poll finds Hillary Clinton with consistent leads against potential Republican opponents in 2016, even when pitted against Minnesota’s native son and daughter, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann.
In fact, Clinton’s largest lead comes against Bachmann as 52% of voters say they would vote for Clinton and 35% for Bachmann. This comes as no surprise given that 56% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of Bachmann. Conversely, Pawlenty presents Clinton’s toughest challenge in Minnesota. Clinton leads Pawlenty 48% to 42%, while 43% of voters have a favorable opinion of him and 41% unfavorable.
Clinton is ahead by double digits in every other match-up. Clinton leads 49/39 against Jeb Bush, 47/37 against Chris Christie, 51/35 against Ted Cruz, 50/40 against Mike Huckabee, and 49/38 against Rand Paul. Much of Clinton’s leads in these races comes from more consistent support among Democrats, as she gets at least 89% of the Democratic vote in each case.