While many Americans are unfamiliar with first-term Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Quinnipiac University's National Thermometer found that she currently ranks as the "hottest" politician.
The Quinnipiac poll asked registered voters to rate several prominent politicians on a scale of zero to 100 based on how "warm" or favorable they feel toward the person.
Warren topped the list with an average temperature of 48.6 degrees, although 46 percent of those surveyed said they don't know enough about her to form an opinion.
"A lot of voters don't know much about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but them that do give her a warm embrace," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in second at 47.8 degrees, followed by Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at 47.4 degrees.
Meanwhile, the poll showed that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's temperature has taken a big hit as a result of the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Christie has seen his temperature drop to 45.2 degrees in the latest poll from 55.5 degrees in January, when he topped the list as the "hottest" politician.
"One of the worst winters in memory leaves New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie shivering as he drops from hot to chilly in the minds of America's voters," said Malloy.
Christie has dropped into ninth place behind Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken.
The Quinnipiac survey of 1,578 registered voters was conducted March 26th through 31st and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
by RTT Staff Writer
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