Elections

Poll: Clear Favorites Emerge For Trump And Hillary VP Picks

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Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

A recent Bloomberg Politics poll shows voters have clear favorites for who they think presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should pick as running mates.

Of the 333 surveyed Republican voters, 29 percent picked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as their preferred vice presidential candidate.

(Bloomberg Politics)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finished only 5 percent behind Gingrich — which the poll notes as falling within the margin of error (+/- 5.4 percent) — yet he has explicility stated he has no desire to be on a Trump ticket.

Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrinch speaks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (Getty Images)

Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrinch speaks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (Getty Images)

The 332 surveyed Democrat voters have an even clearer favorite.

35 percent preferred Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their first choice, compared to only 17 percent for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

(Bloomberg Politics)

Recent national polls show Clinton currently holding a 7 point lead over Trump, a 3 point jump from the week prior to the Orlando terrorist attack. (RELATED: Poll Shows Clinton Gaining Ground In Key Demo — White, Male Voters)

Both candidates have also seen their unfavorables skyrocket over recent weeks. (RELATED: Trump Hits 71 Percent Unfavorable)

Currently, 71 percent of voters view Trump unfavorably compared to 55 percent for Clinton.

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