Brian Schweitzer Trails in 2016 Presidential Poll, Hillary Clinton Leads

By Beacon Staff

It’s way too early to be talking about the 2016 presidential race, so naturally Public Policy Polling released a poll yesterday looking at the 2016 presidential primaries.

If this poll matters and Gov. Brian Schweitzer cares, things don’t look good for his hypothetical presidential run in 2016. But the poll doesn’t really matter and Schweitzer, I would guess, doesn’t really care, considering that it’s only 2012 and he has repeatedly stated he doesn’t want to go to Washington DC.

Still, it’s at least worth noting that Schweitzer is even included in this poll. Public Policy Polling is a respected polling organization and wouldn’t have Schweitzer on the list if he was completely irrelevant at the national level.

For what it’s worth, Hillary Clinton leads the 2016 hypothetical Democratic primary with 57 percent, far outdistancing second-place Joe Biden with 14 percent. Schweitzer garners only 1 percent of the vote.

Chris Christie narrowly leads a Republican field that doesn’t include Mitt Romney. Christie gets 21 percent of the vote in the PPP survey, followed by Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush at 17 percent. Rick Santorum is third with 12 percent.

Click here to see the full poll results.

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