Although no major candidates have confirmed a 2016 run for President, speculation has been brewing around several possibilities. Chief among them are former senator-turned-candidate-turned-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey who spoke out harshly against this summer's SCOTUS rulings, and Ted Cruz, a Texas senator who fears gay marriage will infringe on religious liberty. While the possibilities remain endless for now, a new poll out of Virginia indicates that early numbers for LGBT-supporter Clinton are on the rise.
Reveals a new Quinnipiac poll:
Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to be the apple of Virginia voters' eyes, leading New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 46 – 37 percent, compared to 45 – 40 percent when Quinnipiac University asked that question in July. Christie continues to lead Vice President Joseph Biden, 44 – 37 percent today compared to 46 – 38 percent last month. Clinton crushes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 53 – 34 percent. Biden tops Cruz 47 – 37 percent. Virginia voters give President Barack Obama a split 48 – 48 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 46 – 51 percent score last month.
Will Clinton announce her presidential campaign in the coming months, or will Virginia voters be sorely disappointed? Early speculation can be futile, but it is hard to argue with numbers like these. If she runs Clinton could see the Virginia blue streak continue.
Images via Quinnipiac press release.