Clinton leads in 2016 race; GOP wide open

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonO’Keefe files FEC complaint against Clinton camp, DNC Another Bush family member not voting for Trump WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at first event since charity roast MORE leads the other potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates by a six-to-one margin, while the Republican race is wide open, a new poll suggests.

Clinton received 73 percent of support for a presidential bid among Democrats and independents leaning that way, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Thursday. 

Vice President Biden came in second place with 12 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPeter Thiel bet on Trump, but the tech titan still comes out a winner Wells Fargo loses Better Business Bureau accreditation Chamber of Commerce wages war against political transparency MORE (D-Mass) came in third with 8 percent.

The pollsters say Clinton’s lead is the largest recorded in 30 years of Washington Post-ABC News polling. 

In a hypothetical match-up in the 2016 general election, Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), 53 percent to 41 percent. In 2012, the Post notes, President Obama defeated Mitt Romney 51 percent to 47 percent in the popular vote. In 2008, Obama beat Sen. John McCainJohn McCainHigh anxiety for GOP Trump: 'Very disappointed' GOP senator dropped support GOP senator: I'd consider Clinton Supreme Court pick MORE (Ariz.) 53 percent to 46 percent.

No one in the GOP field received as much support as Clinton in the poll. Six Republican candidates, in fact, received between 10 percent and 20 percent. 

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanHigh anxiety for GOP Overnight Healthcare: Obama confronts health law's 'growing pains' | Sanders slams leukemia drug price hike Trump may pose problem for Ryan in Speaker vote MORE (R-Wis.) leads the pack with 20 percent support, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in second with 18 percent. Christie came in third place with only 13 percent among Republicans and independents leaning in that direction.

Forty-three percent of Republicans view Christie favorably, compared to 33 percent who view him unfavorably, the poll indicates.

Three Republican senators who may also run received the least amount of support in the poll. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump steps up campaign spending in final stretch McMullin tops new poll of Utah voters Cruz: Voter fraud a challenge MORE (Texas) received 12 percent, Rand PaulRand PaulGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election How low is the bar for presidential candidates, anyway? Lawmaker seeks to investigate Obama's foreign tax compliance law MORE (Ky.) had 11 percent and Marco RubioMarco RubioObama: Trump's rigged election talk 'not a joking matter' Obama: Trump and Putin have a 'bromance' Obama slams Rubio for Trump support MORE (Fla.) received 10 percent.

Four percent of voters leaning Republican said they wouldn’t vote for any of the above candidates. The poll indicated 9 percent of them had no opinion of the GOP field.