Reason/Rupe Poll: Public Puts Hillary Clinton Far Ahead of 2016 Contenders - Ron Paul gets honorable mention (tied for 3rd w 2%)Submitted by sailingaway on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 00:58
When no list of names was given and people were just asked who they want to run in 2016 this was the result:
"Hillary’s 22 percent is far higher than the second highest vote-getter, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) who garnered a little more than three percent of open-ended responses. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also came in a close 3rd also at three percent. Other names that hit the radar include Vice President Joe Biden, and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul with two percent respectively. Nevertheless, still more than half of Americans couldn’t name any one American they wanted to run for president in 2016."
more breakdown at link and if you click the inner link to the poll itself you see other interesting items, such as that the USA is evenly split, 47% to 47% on whether you should have the right to shoot down a drone that is taking a picture of your house.