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

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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 RyanPaul RyanObama mocks GOP, media and himself in final WHCA dinner address Obama jabs at GOP: Is this dinner too tacky for the Donald? Former GOP senator: I’d back Trump but not Cruz as nominee MORE (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 RubioMarco RubioPennsylvania GOP senator on collision course with Trump Cruz wins bulk of delegate spots at Virginia convention Trump seeks approval from foreign policy experts, but hits snags MORE (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.


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