Virginia Poll Suggests Clinton for Democratic Nomination

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

BRIDGEWATER -- With two years before the presidential election, a new poll suggests Hillary Clinton is likely to be the Virginia Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

While there is plenty of time for change, the former Secretary of State took 66% of those polled who identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning independent.

Republican votes are more divided, with Chris Christie polling at 46% and Jeb Bush at 30%.

The big thing to remember is that there is time for Clinton to be unseated. One political analyst told us something happened in the 2008 election that changed these odds. It could happen again.

"That is that a candidate will arise that Democrats can fall in love with. In 2008, that candidate was Barack Obama, and in the next election, the candidate that many Democrats think they could fall in love with, other than Hilary, is Elizabeth Warren," said Jim Josefson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College.

Josefson said the choice would come down to a struggle between central-leaning and progressive Democrats.


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