And They’re Off! (Ready for the 2016 Presidential Horse Race?)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading in matchups against Republicans. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the top GOP presidential contender. Clinton gets a big nod over Christie (48 percent to 36 percent). This among voters 55 and older in a new Quinnipiac University poll, based on interviews conducted Feb. 27 to March 4 — barely a month after President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term. Early polls, it should be noted, tend to favor the …