NY Daily News: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the “hottest” U.S. politician, a new poll shows — but it’s not exactly what you think.
The popular Democrat got the highest score in a Quinnipiac survey that asked respondents to rate lawmakers on a “temperature” scale of 0 to 100 that correlates with favorability — and possibly, presidential prospects.
Warren topped the list with a score of 48.6, the poll found, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in second with a score of 47.8.
Wisconsin representative and 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came in third with a score of 47.4, while Republican governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin rounded out the top five with scores of 47.1 and 46.6, respectively.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio scored a 46.3, which was good for sixth place, whereas Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul netted a 45.7, the survey found.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, once one of the most popular politicians in the nation, came in ninth with a score of 45.2, slightly ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who scored a 44.7.
Coming in dead last, of 20 candidates listed, was former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer with a score of 37.5.
The survey conducted March 26-31 among 1,578 registered voters, was meant to gauge the prospects of success each politician might experience if he or she launched a 2016 White House bid. All of the lawmakers asked about in the poll have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates.
Warren, despite her first-place finish, has repeatedly stated she will not run in 2016.
2016 is still a couple years away – too early to call. I’m not happy with any presumed Republican candidates they list in this article. Let’s take a poll: