By Jon Campbell, Albany Bureau
ALBANY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in a distant third place when it comes to a possible 2016 presidential primary, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Cuomo garnered support from just 6 percent of Democrats and left-leaning independents, the national McClatchy-Marist poll found. The entire potential Democratic field trailed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a wide margin, with the one-time senator from New York polling at 63 percent.
Vice President Joe Biden notched 13 percent, according to the poll.
"Get ready for round two of Hillary Clinton as the inevitable," Marist College pollster Lee Miringoff said in a statement. "The big question is whether she runs."
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley trailed Cuomo with 1 percent, while 18 percent of those polled were undecided.
No one has officially declared for the 2016 race, and Cuomo has repeatedly said his focus remains on New York. But Clinton has long been considered the potential frontrunner among Democrats and has consistently remained far ahead of the field in early polling.
In an interview with CBS News this week, Cuomo said he isn't thinking about a potential run.
"I really love what I'm doing now and I tend to be one of those personalities that stays focused on what they're doing," he said. "And I am focused on being the best governor that I can be."
Among Republicans, the field is much more crowded, according to the poll. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all polled between 10 and 15 percent among the GOP, with Christie leading the way.
A total of 426 Democrats and Democratic-leaning adults were polled between July 15 and July 18, according to Marist. The margin of error was 4.7 percentage points. Among Republicans, 357 were polled with a margin of error of 5.2 percentage points.