- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 11, 2014

Millionaire voters prefer former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016 against other potential candidates of both parties, according to a CNBC poll.

Mrs. Clinton is the top choice with 31 percent of the vote, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 18 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 14 percent.

The survey polled 500 people with investable assets of $1 million or more, which represents the top 8 percent of households in the country.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, was next with 11 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was at 8 percent. Both would-be candidates have devoted a significant amount of time decrying income inequality in America, and liberal groups are trying to get Ms. Warren to enter the Democratic nomination contest as an alternative to Mrs. Clinton, who is still considering whether or not to run.

Seventy-two percent of Democratic millionaires prefer Mrs. Clinton, with Ms. Warren next at 14 percent.

Mr. Bush led the way among Republican millionaires with 36 percent, followed by Mr. Christie’s 19 percent and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 18 percent.

Ninety-three percent of the millionaires polled said they voted in the 2014 midterm elections.

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