Hillary Clinton dominates in new 2016 presidential poll

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Not even an email controversy can keep Hillary Clinton down, based on a new CNN/ORC poll.

The poll shows not only does she maintain a stranglehold on the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race, but she also has a double-digit lead against her closest GOP contender in a head-to-head matchup.

It also backs up a poll from Pew Research Center showing few people, especially Democrats, care about the Clinton email scandal.

In a crowded GOP field, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the preferred choice for 16 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (13 percent). Twelve percent want Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Of the Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, 62 percent give their nod to Clinton for their party’s nomination. Vice President Joe Biden is a distant second at 15 percent.

And what happens if Bush faces off against Clinton for the White House? She’d win, in a landslide.

Fifty-five percent of those polled opted for Clinton, compared to 40 percent for Bush. And while Clinton has a double-digit lead against all potential GOP challengers, Bush doesn’t give her the tightest battle, even though he’s the early favorite among Republicans.

That honor goes to Paul, with Clinton getting 54 percent of the vote, compared to Paul’s 43 percent in a head-to-head matchup.

CNN/ORC 2016 poll

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