Politics & Government

Kentucky's Rand Paul leads GOP hopefuls in New Hampshire presidential poll


Hillary Clinton for President? In New Hampshire, Democrats sure tend to think so.

New Hampshire is traditionally the nation's first primary state, and a new WMUR Granite State poll found the former Secretary of State with an overwhelming lead in the 2016 presidential primary race.

Clinton, who won the state's 2008 Democratic primary, was the choice this time of 61 percent of likely Democratic Primary voters. Vice President Joe Biden was far behind with 7 percent. Trailing were New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Asked who they would not choose under any circumstances, 7 percent mentioned Biden and 4 percent named Clinton.

The Republican picture was murkier. "There is no clear frontrunner," a poll analysis said.

Fifteen percent of likely Republican Primary voters said they'd back Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Next was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent.

The survey was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from April 4 to 9.