NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hillary Rodham Clinton still holds a commanding lead over the potential Democratic field in the 2016 presidential race and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has plenty of skeptics to overcome if he decides to run, a new CBS News poll finds.
When asked which GOP candidates they would consider voting for, Republicans gave former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush the edge, with 51 percent saying they might support him. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (42 percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (39 percent), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (39 percent) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (37 percent) rounded out the top five.READ MORE: Funeral Held For NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
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Christie was in 10th place, with 27 percent saying they would consider voting for him. While that number has held steady since February (when it was 28 percent), 42 percent of respondents said they would not consider voting for the New Jersey governor — more than any other listed potential candidate in either party.
On the Democratic side, the Clinton email saga appears to have done little to damage her reputation among voters.
For the second month in a row, a whopping 81 percent of Democrats said they would consider voting for the former secretary of state and New York senator for the party’s nomination.MORE NEWS: New Yorkers Bracing For Nor'easter That Could Bring Significant Snow Totals
Vice President Joe Biden ranked second with 48 percent, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in third place with 31 percent.