The 2016 Presidential Election season is rolling, and the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown car has lurched away from the curb with the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz at the wheel. The junior senators from Kentucky and Florida, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have joined Cruz on this political joy ride. Opposing this dynamic trio of right-wing idiocy is former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton – who announced her candidacy on Sunday.
So, where are we thus far in the early moments of the 2016 campaign?
In the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary, a REACH Communications poll of “registered Republicans and Undeclared” voters conducted 08-09 April 2015, has Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leading pack of GOTP candidates and likely candidates. Scott Walker 23%, Jeb Bush 17%, Rand Paul 15%, Ted Cruz 9%, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson 7%, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee 6%, Rick Perry and Carly Fiorina 2% and Rick Santorum not registering any measurable level of support.
On the Democratic side, a Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University poll of likely Democratic voters conducted 22-25 March 2015, has Clinton in a commanding lead of undeclared candidates with 47%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 22%, Joe Biden 10%, Bernie Sanders 8%, Andrew Cuomo 4%, Martin O’Malley 1% and Jim Webb with no calculable support.
How do things stack up if the General Election was today? The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll of registered voters has Hillary Clinton beating all GOTP comers by double digits.
Clinton 56/Cruz 39
Clinton 53/Bush 41
Clinton 54/Walker 40
Clinton 54/Rubio 39
According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would be footnotes in history books.