A new CBS News/New York Times poll finds former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be frontrunners in the 2016 presidential election.
A GOP favorite, Jeb Bush has repeatedly said he is considering a run for the White House despite objections from his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. The former Florida governor recently told WINK News he hopes to reach a decision later this year. Bush's son is currently running for Texas Land Commissioner. In an interview with CBS News, George P. Bush said he would like to see his father enter the race.
And he's not alone. The poll found 41% of Republicans surveyed want to see Jeb Bush run for office. Just behind Bush is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at 39 percent.
The poll also found waning enthusiasm for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. According to the poll, 41% would prefer Christie not run for office, compared to 31% who support a presidential bid.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz round out the top-5 Republican contenders in the poll, but respondents said they did not know enough about the two men.
For Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a clear favorite, with 82% of those polled saying they want her to run.
The next closest contender is Vice President Joe Biden, though Democrats seem divided on his candidacy. The poll found 42% would like to see Biden run for the White House, but 39% would not.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley also made the poll, though most respondents said they did not know enough about any of the three to support a run for president.
Independent voters favored Hillary Clinton by 50%, more than any other Democrat or Republican. The next closest contender was Rand Paul with 30% support among independents.