By Justin Sink
In a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month, Clinton dominated the Democratic field, garnering the support of 65 percent of potential primary voters. The next closest candidate, Vice President Biden, earned 13 percent, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rounding out the top three at 4 percent.
In a highly circulated op-ed piece written in February, Stevens argued Republicans would benefit in the coming election because of the age of their top presidential candidates.
"For 2016, the Democrats seem headed toward a fight between Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Pentagon hails Fallujah's recapture | Texts to VA suicide hotline went unanswered Overnight Energy: North America teams up on clean energy The Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: US 'preferred a different outcome' on Brexit Abortion is weakness for Clinton VP favorite Overnight Defense: Biden hits Trump on national security | Dems raise pressure over refugees | Graham vows fight over spending caps MORE. Both launched their careers in the 1970s; what will their slogan be, “Another Century of Service”?" Stevens wrote.
"On our side, we have Paul RyanPaul RyanHouse Democrats hit with ethics complaint over sit-in Pelosi urges Dems to hold sit-ins in their districts this week Ryan: GOP won't 'tolerate' another sit-in MORE, Nikki Haley, Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year MORE, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez and more. Who has the best opportunity to win that generational battle?"