On 2016, Iowa Democrats say it’s Hillary Clinton or whatever

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Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton in 2006. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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According to Public Policy Polling figures on the preferences of Iowa Democrats for president in 2016, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Vice President Joe Biden 60-18, "with no one else even approaching 5 percent."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at 3 percent, along with liberal-hero Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick "register almost no support."

Clinton has said she'll leave public service when she finishes her term as Secretary of State at the end of the year. Without her in the field, Biden leads Cuomo 36-14. Without Biden, Cuomo (who has made a point of almost never traveling outside New York and of not overtly courting national press attention) leads Warren 20-11.

Speaking of which: "55% of Democrats cannot say how they feel about Cuomo."

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On the Republican side, Governor Chris Christie is at 16 percent, one point behind front-runners Mike Huckabee, who won the state in 2008 but opted not to run again this year, and Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania Senator who narrowly edged out Mitt Romney in the state earlier this year.