Candidates for the GOP's presidential nomination would love to be seen as the best choice when it comes to defense.
However, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, another candidate is actually the front-runner when it comes to the fight against terrorism.
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Hillary Clinton was the first choice among Americans to handle terrorism -- above Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush -- although her lead on Rubio and Bush wasn't statistically significant.
See Clinton on the campaign trail:
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But, as with any poll so far out from the election, the results could change a lot in the coming months.
"To be clear, I don't think this new polling is necessarily predictive of anything. It is only one poll, and others may show the opposite," Greg Sargent wrote for The Washington Post on the subject.
See Bill and Hillary Clinton through the years:
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