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New poll finds Clinton, Bush most presidential

By Shawn Price
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New poll finds Clinton, Bush most presidential
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads a new Bloomberg Politics national poll asking Americans who they had the most "realistic vision" of seeing as President of the United States. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Outsiders might be the current hot candidates in the presidential race, but a new poll shows voters think the insiders appear like the most inevitable occupants of the White House.

According to a new Bloomberg Politics national poll, nearly half of Americans have a "realistic vision" of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as President of the United States. Clinton led the poll with 47 percent, Bush followed with 40 percent. Billionaire Donald Trump, despite being the current Republican front runner, fared the worst with only 29 percent.

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third with 35 percent, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 34 percent and the currently surging Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, with 33 percent. The only other candidate included in the poll question was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who polled at 30 percent.

Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters were also asked if they thought Vice President Joe Biden should get in the race, with 47 percent saying he should run, 37 percent saying he should stay out. 15 percent were unsure.

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In the same poll, President Barack Obama's approval rating remained below 50 percent with 46 percent approval. Meanwhile adults gave Pope Francis, visiting the United States this week, a 64 percent favor-ability rating.

The poll was conducted for Bloomberg Politics was conducted Sept. 18-21 by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa using interviews with 1,001 U.S. adults ages 18 or older.

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