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Poll: Hillary Clinton could make Georgia competitive in 2016

Hillary Clinton could be the first Democrat since 1992 to carry Georgia in a presidential election, according to a PPP poll released Tuesday.

In the survey, Clinton led all but one potential GOP candidate tested against her in the Peach State. Though she trailed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) 45 percent to 44 percent, she bested Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) by three and six percentage points, respectively. Clinton also topped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and longshot candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich.

Of course, the poll comes with the usual caveats that we're two years from the election, that we don't know who will actually run, and so on. But the finding still underscores the fact that should Clinton run, she would be a formidable candidate who could neutralize the GOP on their own historical turf.