"mitt-romney-election-2016"It may seem a long way off for many of us but in political terms the 2016 US Presidential elections are only just around the corner with potential candidates already warming up to rally support from parties and voters across the country.

President Barack Obama is not able to stand for a third term as president, something he may be pleased off following the very disappointing mid-term election results, however there are some very familiar names already showing their interest and throwing their hat into the ring for consideration.

Two of the biggest names have to be Mitt Romney for the Republican party and Hilary Clinton for the Democrats.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll the previously unsuccessful Mitt Romney is looking good in the polls as the Republican nomination for the presidency, despite his failure to secure the top job in the 2012 elections against Barack Obama.

According to Reuters, the former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election, the poll found.

Mitt Romney is not the only candidate from the Republican party who may stand for the Presidents office, although he is the most popular at the polls at the moment.

According to Reuters, among possible Republican candidates, Romney’s 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ben Carson each with 8 percent each, and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 6 percent.

Ben Carson is a former neurosurgeon with no political experience and he is most well known by the public for being a conservative commentator and author of “One Nation,” which topped the New York Times best-seller list in June.

With Romney out of the picture, Bush polled 14 percent with Christie at 11 percent and Carson at 9 percent.

Over in the Democrat camp Hilary Clinton, the former secretary of state, has been dominating the field for Democratic voters in the poll with 57 percent, followed by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 13 percent and Vice President Joe Biden with 9 percent.

The candidates may not have even stepped up to the podium yet to make their first speech but already the polls are showing that not only are there some very strong candidates out there to pick from, it looks like the 2016 presidential election is going to be another very close call among the voters

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