Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Hill: Trump reelection would spur 'one constitutional crisis after another' Trump defends indicted GOP congressman MORE (D) leads every Republican challenger in hypothetical 2016 presidential match-ups, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released on Wednesday.
Clinton is far and away the favorite to be her party’s presidential nominee, with 63 percent of Democrats favoring her candidacy. Vice President Biden is a distant second at 13 percent.
The Republican field is tight at the top, with GOP-leaning voters preferring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the party’s candidate at 15 percent, followed by Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (Wis.) at 13 percent, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHouse passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China Republicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' MORE (Fla) at 12 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10 percent, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulVaccine 'resisters' are a real problem Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Journalist Dave Levinthal discusses 'uptick' in congressional stock trade violations MORE (Ky.) at 9 percent, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE (Texas) at 7 percent, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 4 percent support.
In a head-to-head match-up, Christie fairs best against Clinton, but trails the former secretary of State 47 percent to 41 percent. In the same poll from April, Clinton edged Christie by 3 percentage points, 46 percent to 43 percent.
Clinton and Christie are two of the most popular political figures in the country.
According to a Quinnipiac University study released earlier this month, Clinton has a 55 percent favorability rating, while 38 percent of voters had an unfavorable view. Christie has a 45 percent favorability rating and 18 percent unfavorable. The New Jersey governor is also viewed favorably by a plurality of Democrats by a margin of 41 percent to 19 percent.
Bush is the next closest contender in the McClatchy-Marist poll, trailing Clinton 48 percent to 40 percent. Clinton leads Rubio 50 percent to 38 percent, Paul 50 percent to 38 percent, Ryan 53 percent to 37 percent, and Perry by 52 percent support to 36 percent.
None of the potential candidates have publicly committed to a 2016 run. However, Ready for Hillary, a super-PAC pushing the former New York senator to run, is loaded with former Obama campaign activists.
The Marist-McClatchy poll of 1,204 adults was conducted between July 15-18 and has a 3.1 percentage point margin of error.