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Hillary Clinton Would Lead Scott Walker, Paul Ryan In 2016: Poll

02/28/2013 06:27 pm ET | Updated Mar 01, 2013

Hillary Clinton would win a 2016 presidential race against either Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) or Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), even in their own state, according to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

Clinton outpaced Walker by 54 to 41 percent, and Ryan by 51 to 43 percent, among likely Wisconsin voters in a recent poll. She also won in a matchup against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Clinton dominated a hypothetical party primary in the state, taking 50 percent of the field among a potential list of nine Democratic nominees, with former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) coming in second with 25 percent.

PPP tested two potential GOP primaries, one including Ryan but not Walker, and one listing Walker without Ryan. Both Wisconsin politicians led their challengers, followed in each case by Marco Rubio.

The survey is part of a series of hypothetical 2016 matchups from PPP, which also found leads for Clinton in states such as Iowa and Texas.

Clinton had a 56 percent favorability rating in Wisconsin, according to the poll. Nationally, HuffPost Pollster's average gives her about a 57 percent rating, making her more broadly popular than President Obama, Vice President Biden or either party's leaders in the House and Senate. That number, coming off her relatively apolitical stint as Secretary of State, is also considerably better than the ratings she saw during her 2008 presidential run.

PPP used automated phone calls to survey 1,799 Wisconsin voters between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.

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