Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally with Republican candidate for the United States Senate Scott Brown at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in HudsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election, the poll found. …

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