A new Quinnipiac University national poll found Hillary Clinton getting 61 percent of votes for a 2016 Democratic presidential run. The Quinnipiac poll showed Hillary Clinton as the front-runner among Democrats and Republicans. Clinton would beat Republican challenger and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the poll found. In a 2016 presidential race, Clinton would get 49 percent to Christie’s 36 percent if the vote were held today. The poll was released on Oct. 2.

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a press release, “As she watches the hand-to-hand political combat in Washington, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains above the fray and the queen of the 2016 mountain.” The Quinnipiac University polled 1,497 registered voters from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.