Clinton led 42% to 41% at the end of November 2013.
Here’s how the other contenders fared:
51 – 36 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
50 – 36 percent over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
51 – 38 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
49 – 40 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
51 – 34 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
51 – 39 percent over Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Click here to read the full polling results.
“The George Washington Bridge is not in Ohio, but voters there seem very aware of its traffic problems – and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic problems,” opined Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “When Quinnipiac University asked Ohioans in November about Gov. Christie vs. Secretary Hillary Clinton in a 2016 White House race, the two were in a dead heat and voters thought he would make a good president. Today, she enjoys a comfortable double-digit lead and voters say Christie would not be a good president.”
Quinnipiac didn’t specifically ask about Bridgegate but in this instance it’s probably not an unfair inference. There’s no other explanation.