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George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Survey Finds 75 Percent of Insiders Not Surprised by Presidential Election Outcome

Survey Participants Choose Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as 2016 Presidential Frontrunners
November 13, 2012

 

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WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Nov.13, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released its post-election Horse Race survey which found that 75 percent of respondents were not surprised by the presidential election outcome. Additionally, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were identified as early Republican and Democratic presidential 2016 favorites. Additional survey information is available online. 

Full survey results for the week ending Nov. 4, are as follows:

Top Republican candidates for President:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

30 percent

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)

14 percent

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL)

13 percent

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

04 percent

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

04 percent

Top Democratic candidates for President:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

47 percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)

10 percent

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

06 percent

Vice President Joe Biden

04 percent                        

Were you surprised by the Presidential election result?

Yes   

25 percent

No  

75 percent

Don’t know/No opinion

00 percent

Who now has the most leverage in the nation's capital on the issue of the so-called "Fiscal Cliff?"

President Barack Obama

59 percent

Speaker of the House John Boehner

30 percent

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid   

08 percent

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

03 percent

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

00 percent