MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would crush either former Florida Governor Jeb Bush or Senator Marco Rubio in a head-to-head presidential race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

Clinton would defeat Bush by a 51-40 percent margin and beat Senator Rubio by a 52-41 in the poll of registered voters in the Sunshine State. The Q-poll found Clinton is viewed favorably by a 62-33 percent margin compared to 50-35 for Bush and 41-34 for Rubio.

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“We probably won’t know for some time whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, but if she decides to make the race, she begins with a sizable lead in a state that Republicans cannot win the White House without,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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Twenty-six percent of Republicans view Clinton favorably and by a 57-35 percent margin has a favorable view from independents. Overall, 66 percent of women and 56 percent of men view the former First Lady and Secretary of State favorably.

The Q-poll found that Clinton would take 10 percent of the Republican vote, while Bush would get only 4 percent of Democrats. Independent voters split 42 percent for Clinton and 41 percent for Bush.

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President Barack Obama has a 50-45 percent job approval rating in Florida among registered voters.