Call them not-so-favorite-sons.
Hillary Clinton tops Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Florida, John Kasich in Ohio and Rick Santorum and Chris Christie in Pennsylvania in potential 2016 presidential matchups, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found.
Bush, the former Florida governor, and Kasich, now governor of Ohio, come close.
Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic frontrunner, is a percentage point ahead of Bush in Florida and in Ohio with Kasich.
In Pennsylvania, she’s ahead of Christie, the New Jersey governor, by 11 percentage points. And she beats Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, his home state, by 10. She also tops former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in his home state; she’s up by 20.
Other than native sons, Clinton holds big leads over other potential contenders in three swing states.
"There is a reason why Hillary Clinton has followed a slower, less aggressive schedule when it comes to ramping up her expected presidential campaign than have virtually all of her potential White House opponents," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.