Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWhy superdelegates shouldn't support Sanders Young Turks host offers million for Trump, Sanders debate An all-female ticket? Not in 2016 MORE and Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhy superdelegates shouldn't support Sanders Young Turks host offers million for Trump, Sanders debate An all-female ticket? Not in 2016 MORE are statistically tied in the latest hypothetical match-up as the Republican front-runner escalates his attacks against the leading Democrat.
When 1000 likely voters nation-wide were asked who they would support if the presidential election were held today, 37 percent said Clinton while 36 percent said Trump, according to the Rasmussen Reports telephone survey.
The poll's margin of error is 3 percentage points, meaning Clinton and Trump are in a statistical dead heat.
The poll is consistent with another recent survey by CNN/ORC which had Trump and Clinton within the margin of error.
But in an average of recent Clinton-Trump match-up polls, RealClearPolitics has Clinton leading Trump by 5.5 points.
Trump has spent the past few days attacking former president Bill ClintonBill ClintonThe Trail 2016: Interleague play Could Romanian hacker ‘Guccifer’ assist FBI’s probe of Clinton? Trump: Vince Foster shouldn’t be a campaign issue MORE for his treatment of women, suggesting his wife has no right to call out Trump for sexism.
Polls have indicated that in a general election Clinton would have an easier time against Trump than she would against some other Republican candidates. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have both beaten her in previous match-ups.