Several Republican presidential candidates are within striking distance of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up McCabe's shocking claims prove the bloodless coup rolls on MORE in the swing states of Colorado and Virginia, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. 

Clinton holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in Iowa against a handful of top Republican contenders, including former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.), Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Congress must step up to protect Medicare home health care Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration MORE (Ky.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), but the Democratic front-runner's lead in other states is smaller.


In Virginia, Bush and Clinton tied at 44 percent support apiece in the poll. Each of the other four Republicans are also within 5 percentage points of Clinton there.

In Colorado, Paul and Walker each trail Clinton by just 2 percentage points, while Huckabee trails Clinton by 5 percentage points.

Paul has perhaps the strongest showing among potential Republican candidates in the poll across all three states, while Christie performed the worst. Walker has the lowest name recognition of the five Republicans, with a majority of voters in each of the three states saying they hadn't heard enough about him. 

More than 7 in 10 voters in each state say Clinton being the first female president if elected wouldn’t impact their vote. 

Clinton's relation to a former president makes less of a difference than Bush's in the poll, with about 6 in 10 voters in each state saying her being married to Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonHarris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors For 2020, Democrats are lookin’ for somebody to love A year since Parkland: we have a solution MORE makes no difference, while upwards of 16 percent are more likely to vote for her because of it. About 1 in 5 voters said they are less likely to vote for her.

A majority of voters in all three states say Jeb Bush's relation to two former president won't affect their vote, while about a third say it will, and upwards of 9 percent are more likely to vote for him because of it. 

The survey of more than 1,000 voters in each of the three states was conducted Feb. 5-15 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.