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Reflections on presidential hopefuls
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With the first 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses less than a year away, a dozen or so Republican hopefuls are testing the waters for a possible run. As of this writing, the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average of five major polls shows Jeb Bush first at 14.2 percent, Mike Huckabee second at 11.2 percent, Rand Paul third at 9.6 percent, Ben Carson fourth at 8.8 percent, Chris Christie fifth at 8.2 percent, and Scott Walker sixth at 7.2 percent. Meanwhile, the RCP average shows Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton cruising comfortably ahead at 59.1percent, Joe Biden at 12.4 percent, and Elizabeth Warren at 11.6 percent.