According to a new Washington Post-ABCNews poll, former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, presently commands a 6 to 1 lead over other Democratic hopefuls who are heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, whereas the Republicans do not yet have a clear front-runner.
At the present, 73% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, there seems to be an inevitability about Clinton receiving the nomination. Vice President Joe Biden comes in second place with 12%, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) claims the third place position with 8%.
Despite the fact that Clinton’s rating has dropped since she stepped down from the position of secretary of state last year, she still has Democratic support across the board which crosses all gender, ethnic, ideological and class lines.
In contrast, the Republican race for the party’s nomination is far more open, with six candidates registering between 10%-20% support.