As the United States is gearing up to hold the presidential elections in 2016 with many announcing their candidature, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s fortunes over the potential Democratic rivals has found to have shrunk considerably.
The revelations have been made in a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post.
According to the poll, 61 percent of the likely Democratic voters have said that they would vote for Clinton. The figures are down from November’s lead of 63 percent and January’s impressive 73 percent.
The latest poll was conducted in the early weeks of December and was released on Sunday.
As far as vice president Joe Biden is considered, he stood a distant second with 14 percent of the potential vote.
Biden is followed by Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren at 13 percent. If look at the same survey of November, Warren was only commanding 11 percent of the vote. And in the month of January, the figure was just 9 percent. She has continuously refuted that she is seeking a bid for the presidentship.
Mitt Romney, GOP nominee for 2012, is leading the Republicans. Many recent polls that have surveyed the 2016 Republican landscape have found Romney moving ahead over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by a slight margin. Earlier this week, Bush had announced that he is considering his candidature for running for the president post in 2016.