Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would beat Republican presidential rival Donald Trump by double digits in a hypothetical election match-up, according to a new poll released Wednesday. However, Trump’s Republican rivals would fare better against Clinton.
Clinton would beat Trump by 13 points in a one-on-one vote, 51 percent to 38 percent in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey. The survey shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has an 18 point edge over Trump and would beat him 55 to 37 percent.
Cruz trails Clinton by just 2 points, 47 to 45 percent in a hypothetical match-up. Rubio ties the Clinton at 46 percent, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump has regularly said that he could beat Clinton in the general election, and on NBC’s “Today” he argued that if the Republicans united, “nobody could beat that.”
The survey of 1,200 adults was conducted March 3-6 with a margin of 2.83 percent.