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Draft Condi: In poll, only Rice beats Hillary Clinton

(Washington Examiner) In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing “Draft Condi” movement.

A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy.

In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old.

“What this tells me is the electorate wants a superstar like a Rice, someone with ideas and foreign policy credentials,” said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based political consulting firm that conducted the poll.

Rice is an educator and expert at Stanford University and is a founding member of the international consulting firm RiceHadleyGates.

Among Republicans expected to fight it out in next year’s Iowa Caucus, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continues to lead, at 16 percent. Close behind is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 12 percent.

But Kaplan noted that as more Republicans enter the field, Walker takes a hit. “We see Jeb Bush hold strong with Walker very close, whenever someone announces, they seem to take a few votes from Walker,” he said.


(among IA voters statewide)


(among Republicans)

Jeb Bush: 16%

Scott Walker: 13%

Marco Rubio: 12%

Rand Paul: 9%

Ben Carson: 9%

Mike Huckabee: 8%

Ted Cruz: 6%

Chris Christie: 5%

Carly Fiorina: 3%

Rick Santorum: 2%



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