Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSchumer confronts wealthy Trump supporter in restaurant: report With GOP’s healthcare bill on ice, Dems go on offense Trump asks why Clintons' ties to Russia aren't under investigation MORE would easily defeat GOP counterpart Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse intelligence panel Dem: I don't trust Nunes MSNBC's Maddow most-watched among younger viewers for 3rd-straight week Protesters plan 'Tax March' on Washington demanding Trump's tax returns MORE in a general election match-up, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Monday.
Clinton would also beat Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzWounded Ryan faces new battle The mystery of Ivanka Trump Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. 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 RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE (R-Fla.) by 3 points and Ben Carson 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 SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget ‘must be defeated’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Sanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs 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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