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Mark R. Warner
O'Malley grabs 5% in early 2016 poll -- if Hillary stays out

Polling on the 2016 presidential contest has already started, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped out to a better-than 2-to-1 lead -- over last place finisher Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. That's if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden don't run. The Huffington Post reported that a PPP poll puts O'Malley at 5 percent support among Democrats in a Clinton-less, Biden-less race. That's far behind the 21 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 16 percent for Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren and modestly trailing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's 8 percent but ahead of Virginia Sen. Mark Warner's 3...