Trump vs. Clinton? Dead heat, says new poll
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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. 
 
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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
 
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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.