Poll: Voters say Clinton or Rice would be a good president

ADVERTISEMENT
The Fox News poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research found that 55 percent of registered voters say Clinton would make a good president while 42 percent say she would not. Rice came in second place with 43 percent saying she would make a good president and 43 percent saying she would not.

The poll listed a number of other possible presidential contenders, some of whom observers speculate are actively preparing for a presidential run in 2016. Among the list, 37 percent said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would make a good president while 33 percent said he would not. The same percentage of registered voters said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who was Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee in the 2012 presidential race, would make a good president while 46 said he would not.

Twenty-five percent of registered voters said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has often been mentioned as a top presidential candidate in 2016, would make a good president while 29 percent said he would not. A plurality of those surveyed also said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) would not make a good president. Just 16 percent said Cuomo would make a good president while 39 percent said he would not make a good president. Thirty-three percent said they had never heard of Cuomo.

The poll's findings show a small uptick for Clinton. In February 2006, 50 percent said Clinton would make a good president, 5 percent lower than in 2013, while 47 percent said she would not make a good president. That same February 2006 poll also found 47 percent, 4 percent more than in the most recent poll, said Rice would make a good president while 38 percent said she would not make a good president.

The poll surveyed 1,010 registered voters Feb. 4-6 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.