Most Democrats say they’d vote for Hillary Clinton if she runs for president, a Washington Post-ABC News poll indicated, but they don’t want her to be the only name on the ballot.
According to the poll, released over the weekend, 55 percent of the Democratic-leaning respondents said they think Clinton should face a competitive primary in the 2016 race.
Another 28 percent say they think she should be unopposed on the ballot, and 13 percent do not want to see her running for the White House at all.
But even though they want other people to run against Clinton, two-thirds of the Democrats answering the telephone poll of 1,002 adults between May 29 and June 1 said they wouldn’t vote for other potential candidates. These include including Vice President Joe Biden, with support from 12 percent of respondents, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with 7 percent.
None of the other potential candidates, including former Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, or Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, received more than 2 percent of the vote.
Clinton said in an ABC interview Sunday that she won’t be making her intentions known until the end of the year.
“I will be on the way to making a decision by the end of the year,” she said. “Certainly not before then.”