Wednesday, March 9, 2016
New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders Both Would Beat Donald Trump In General Election
The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows both Democratic contenders for president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, would beat GOP front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical head to head match ups.
Clinton clocks The Donald by 13 points (51%-38%), and Sanders does even better besting Trump by 18 points (55%-38%).
Ted Cruz pulls the race tighter but Clinton still would win today by 2 points (47%-45%).
In fact, it's Sen. Marco Rubio who has the strongest showing in a head-to-head against Clinton - a tie at 46%-46%.
But with talk of Rubio's campaign on life support, I'm not seeing that scenario happen.
Also from the poll:
• 61% of Americans think Trump is "harmful" to the Republican party
• 55% of Americans disapprove of Senate Republican's plan to block the nomination of a replacement for recently deceased Antonin Scalia.
• If the GOP candidates were in a two man race, Trump would lose in every scenario:
Trump - 40%
Cruz - 57%
Trump - 43%
Rubio - 56%
Trump - 40%
Kasich - 57%
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 9:48 AM