Sep 16th 2016 6:41PM
By: Nathan Giannini
If Hillary Clinton were to leave the presidential race, Democrats would prefer Bernie Sanders take over the party's nomination.
That's according to a recent poll by Rasmussen, which found 48 percent of likely Democratic voters backed the Vermont senator to step into the role in the event the former secretary of state were forced to drop out.
Vice President Joe Biden, who flirted with running last year before ultimately declining to do so, came in second with 22 percent.
Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, came in third with 14 percent.
Donald Trump and other GOP figures have raised questions about Clinton's health over the past few months. Those rumors rose to prominence after the former first lady was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial event on Sunday.
Her campaign later revealed the nominee was suffering from a mild case of pneumonia, but adamantly maintains it was a minor incident and that Clinton is healthy enough for the presidency.
Clinton returned to the campaign trail on Thursday after several days of rest.