Hillary Clinton looks strong in Pennsylvania, often a swing state in presidential elections.
Its voters gave the former Secretary of State the edge over all those mentioned as Republican rivals in the 2016 presidential race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. The survey was taken May 29 to June 2.
She even topped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, re-elected in November in the neighboring state, by a 45-41 percent margin. A gender gap was apparent--Clinton had a 14 percentage point lead among women, but lost by 7 among men.
She also beat other Republicans. Here’s the rundown, as reported by Quinnipiac:
--51 – 37 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Women back Clinton 56 – 30 percent while men are divided 45 – 45 percent;
--51 – 36 percent over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Clinton leads 56 – 32 percent among women and 46 – 41 percent among men;
--51 – 35 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, including 57 – 31 percent among women and 45 – 39 percent among men;
--50 – 38 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Women go Democratic 55 – 31 percent, while men are divided, with 44 percent for Clinton and 45 percent for Ryan.
"While hope for the presidency may be a bridge too far for New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, other Republican White House hopefuls are finding even less traction when matched against Secretary Hillary Clinton," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.