WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 14, 2014
New Poll: Paul Not Among GOP Top 5, But Edges Closer in Hypothetical Matchup With Clinton
Rand Paul’s status among potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates has fallen, according to the latest McClatchy-Marist poll. But the survey also indicates Paul has narrowed the gap with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a potential general election matchup.
As of six months ago, the poll showed Clinton with a 20 percentage point lead, head-to-head against Paul. But now, the Bowling Green republican has cut the lead to six points, 48 percent to 42 percent.
Neither Paul nor Clinton has officially announced they'll seek the White House in two years.
Among Republicans however, Paul is only garnering seven percent of support, ranking behind Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio.