Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in New Orleans, on Jan. 27, 2014.
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Ohio voters favor Clinton for 2016

Updated

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sweeps the projected 2016 GOP field in battleground Ohio according to a new poll.

After leading Governor Christie by 1 percentage point in November, Clinton is now burying the governor 49 percent to 36 percent in this critical swing state according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

When asked if Clinton would make a good president, 55 percent said she would compared to the 39 percent who said she would not. Comparatively, only 31 percent said Governor Christie would make a good president, which is down from 44 percent in November.

“The George Washington Bridge is not in Ohio, but voters there seem very aware of its traffic problems – and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic problems,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.  “When Quinnipiac University asked Ohioans in November about Gov. Christie vs. Secretary Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 White House race, the two were in a dead heat and voters thought he would make a good president. Today, she enjoys a comfortable double-digit lead and voters say Christie would not be a good president.”

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Ohio voters favor Clinton for 2016

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