Poll: Clinton would sail to win over Trump
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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE would easily defeat GOP counterpart Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE in a general election match-up, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Monday.

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Pollsters found Clinton would cruise to a 10-point win over Trump, 50 to 40 percent, with the help of independent and Hispanic voters.

Clinton would also beat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (R-Texas) by just 3 points, 48 to 45 percent, within the poll’s margin of error.

But she would lose to Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R-Fla.) by 3 points and Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Congressional tax reform must include an affordable housing fix We can – and should – reduce poverty through tax reform MORE by 1 point in hypothetical match-ups.

The survey found that independent voters would back Rubio over the former secretary of State by a 7-point margin. He would lose the Hispanic vote to Clinton, however, by 23 points. Rubio also takes the highest percentage of female voters among the GOP candidates, but falls short in that demographic to Clinton by 7 points.

Clinton holds a 19-point lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDe Blasio headed to Iowa to speak at political fundraiser Yes, spills happen — but pipelines are still the safest way to move oil Why sexual harassment discussions include lawmakers talking about Bill Clinton’s past MORE (I-Vt.) in the new poll. Four percent of respondents backed former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal, conducted Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, has a margin of error of 3.4 percent.

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