Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) remains the clear frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) narrowly leads a packed field of GOP contenders, according to a CNN-ORC poll released Monday.
According to the survey, 65 percent of Democrats or liberal-leaning independents say they would back Clinton for the presidential nomination. Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 7 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) at 6 percent, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) at 2 percent.
Biden headlined a high-profile Democratic fundraiser in the early caucus state of Iowa on Sunday, and political watchers are debating whether the vice president would challenge Clinton in the Democratic primary if she decides to run.