By Kelly McCormack - 09/11/13 05:49 AM EDT
Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House on Obama drinking Flint water: 'The man was just thirsty' Report: New Trump finance chairman donated heavily to Dems West Virginia is no longer Clinton country MORE (D-Ill.) are more popular among independent voters than any single Republican candidate, according to a national poll released yesterday.
A Harris Interactive Poll found that 40 percent of independents would consider voting for Clinton and 35 percent would consider voting for Obama. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMissouri Republican: Trump has not earned my vote Stoddard: Can Trump close the deal with the GOP? John Boehner to attend GOP convention MORE (R-Ariz.) each garnered the consideration of 27 percent of independent voters.
The survey polled adults of all political ideologies by tracking both for whom they would consider voting and who would be their No. 1 choice for president.
Of the Democratic voters polled, 74 percent said they would consider voting for Clinton and 36 percent named her as their first choice. Meanwhile, 53 percent of Democrats said they might vote for Obama and 18 percent called him their first choice, according to Harris Interactive.
Among Republicans, 58 percent said they would consider supporting Giuliani and 21 percent said he would be their pick for the White House. Forty-six percent of Republicans said that McCain is up for consideration and 15 percent said that they would cast their vote for him.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is the top Republican choice for president among all voters, even though there has been no suggestion of his candidacy.