By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News
It is polls like this that supporters of Hillary Clinton hope will drag the popular former secretary of state into the 2016 presidential race.
In a Quinnipiac poll out Thursday, the ex-New York senator beats all comers in the 2016 presidential field in hypothetical match ups against several top rivals.
The poll tested Democrats Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo individually against Republicans -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who ran as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick in 2012 against President Barack Obama.
Clinton was the only Democrat to beat all three Republicans, and Christie, who was not invited to next week’s conservative confab CPAC, showed the most strength for the GOP.
The Gaggle talks about the recent Quinnipiac Poll favorability numbers on Hillary Clinton and her potentially running in 2016, Stephen Colbert and his sister running for Congress and give their shameless plugs.
Clinton beats Christie, 45-37 percent, Ryan 50-38 percent, and Rubio by an even wider 50-34 percent.
By contrast, Biden would lose narrowly to Christie 43-40 percent. Biden, however, defeats Rubio 45-38 percent and Ryan 45-42 percent.
This would be the companion piece to the Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential Run Possibility.
I hope this is the pairing in 2016, and Hillary would win by default, and for same would receive my vote unless a REAL Candidate arrives from the Heavens...