BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Senator Elizabeth Warren has only been in office for a matter of months, but going by a new Quinnipiac University poll she is one of the hottest politicians in the country.
According to Quinnipiac University's voter attitudes thermometer, Sen. Warren ranked third among the nation's major political figures behind New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Gov. Christie came in at 53.1 degrees, Clinton at 52.1 degrees, and Sen. Warren at 49.2 degrees; however, the polling institute points out that in their polling 51 percent of voters said they did not know enough about her to rate her.
Given Clinton's lengthy political career and resume, Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter A. Brown says her ranking is not a surprise; however, he adds Gov. Christie's ranking, having only served less than four years as governor, is very impressive.
According to the poll, Pres. Barack Obama came in right behind Sen. Warren at 47.6 degrees.
The political figures and their scores, in degrees, not percentages:
Gov. Christie - 53.1
Secretary Clinton - 52.1
Sen. Warren - 49.2
President Obama - 47.6
Sen. Gillibrand - 47.6
Sen. Cruz - 46.8
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida - 46.5
Vice President Joseph Biden - 46.2
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley - 45.7
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - 45.2
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky - 44.8
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - 43.9
U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York - 43.6
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan - 43
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - 41.1
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania - 40.7
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - 40.4
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia - 39.4
Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi - 38.4
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell - 37.5
Republican House Speaker John Boehner - 36.7
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid - 33.8
For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.