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Poll: Hillary leads possible GOP contenders in Iowa

The polling news keeps getting better and better for Hillary Clinton. That is, if she’s going to launch a presidential bid in 2016.

In a poll from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut released Thursday, Clinton has a commanding lead over potential GOP candidates.

Here are the results among registered voters polled:

  • Leads 48-35 percent over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Leads 49-39 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
  • Leads 51-35 over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
  • Leads 51-37 pecent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

So far, President Barack Obama’s poor approval rating isn’t hurting Clinton.

“Politics is a team sport and the head of the blue team, President Barack Obama, isn’t doing well in the eyes of Iowans. But that doesn’t seem to be hurting teammate Hillary Clinton who swamps potential 2016 Republican competitors among the same electorate,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “So much, at least for now, for conventional wisdom that as the president’s popularity goes, so goes Democratic hopes for 2016,” Brown added.