Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. PHOTO: Odd Andersen/AFP

Despite 2016’s presidential elections being nearly two years away, polls measuring potential candidates’ rate of success continue to roll out with the latest political headline makers rated against long-standing favorites before their 15 minutes of fame wanes.

A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll has shown Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a 6 to 1 lead over other potential Democratic presidential candidates, such as Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, while the pool of Republican candidates shows a lack of a clear leader. According to ABC15’s analysis of the poll, former frontrunner and GOP rising star Gov. Chris Christie has continued to lose points to his potential 2016 GOP rivals. Congressman Paul Ryan garnered roughly 20 percent of the GOP’s votes as Jed Bush climbed to 18 percent and Christie fell to 13 percent.

However, a recent survey of New Hampshire residents by Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies showed former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leading a list of potential Republican 2016 candidates with 25 percent, the National Journal has reported. Romney, who was recently put back in the spotlight thanks to the Netflix-documentary “Mitt,” has said he has zero plans to run in 2016.

 

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