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2016 presidential poll: Dems need a reality check

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Marco Rubio. Check.

Jeb Bush. Double check.

Hillary “What difference does it make?” Clinton. Whatever. Benghazi was “a long time ago.”

But Joe Biden?

Reality check.

Public Policy Polling, a firm generally identified with Democrats, has found former Florida Gov. Bush and Sen. Rubio tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination with 16 percent each .

Rounding out the field were Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 14 percent, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan at 9 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 7 percent, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 5 percent, Louisian Gov. Bobby Jindal at 3 percent, and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez at 1percent.

As his father did in 2012, Paul is proving to be a real factor for 2016 at this stage – if three years out really is a “stage” in public opinion terms. His support has doubled in the six months Public Policy has been polling the GOP ‘s  potential field.

Rubio’s support has gone from 18 percent to 16, while Bush’s has risen from 12 percent to 15 percent.

On the Democratic side, to no one’s surprise, Clinton remains the overwhelming favorite at 63 percent.

But to the surprise of anyone who favors electing an adult to the presidency, Vice President Joe Biden is the second-place Democrat, with 13 percent.

Is it really possible there are that many people — even Democrats – who think Joe Biden is even remotely presidential timber?

Not even the guy who put him that famous “heartbeat away” can believe that.



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