Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton to Trump: Speak out against anti-Semitic attacks now How will history judge Obama’s actions in Syria? DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition MORE leads three potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders in a new poll.
In the new Quinnipiac poll of registered voters nationwide, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) fares the best against Clinton, taking 37 percent support to her 45 percent support.
But against the other two potential Republican candidates tested, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP loses top Senate contenders How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy MORE (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanCEOs praise House GOP border tax proposal 7 key players in the GOP's border tax fight Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda MORE (R-Wis.), Clinton takes double-digit leads, with 50 percent support to Ryan's 38 percent support and 50 percent to Rubio's 34 percent.
But a handful of other Democrats, including Vice President Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are also considering a run.
Quinnipiac tested both Biden and Cuomo against the three Republicans, neither of whom are able to topple Christie.
The New Jersey governor leads Biden by 3 percentage points, with 43 percent support to Biden's 40 percent support, while Biden has the same edge against Ryan, with 45 percent support to Ryan's 42 percent. Biden leads Rubio by 7 percentage points.
And Christie takes a double-digit lead over Cuomo, who seems to suffer from a lack of name recognition, as he holds the highest percentage of undecided respondents in his match-ups. Ryan, too, leads Cuomo, by 5 percentage points, while Rubio ties him, both with 37 percent support.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,944 registered voters nationwide from Feb. 27 to March 4, and the poll has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.