Poll: Trump beats Clinton head-to-head
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A new poll finds Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHollywood's hatred of Trump will keep biting Democrats at the polls Trump lawyer: Why isn't a special counsel investigating Obama? ‘The Progressive Liberal’ gains notoriety as a red-state pro wrestling villain MORE losing to four top Republican presidential contenders, including Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWill the media learn from CNN's mistakes? Prepare to be disappointed Mellman: Aversion to difference No reason to light fireworks this Fourth of July MORE, in hypothetical general election matchups.

Clinton trails Republican primary front-runner Trump by a 45-43 margin head-to-head, according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.

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Clinton also loses to Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzSocial media asks if Cruz and Cubs owner are twins after viral photo Trump team postpones legal complaint against Comey The Memo: Trump faces enormous test with healthcare bill MORE (R-Texas), 45-44, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioNew Alexandra Pelosi documentary brings together GOP, Dem members Senators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy MORE (R-Fla.), 48-42 and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 49-38.

Her Democratic primary rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew Alexandra Pelosi documentary brings together GOP, Dem members Sanders: FBI inquiry of wife is 'pathetic' attack Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too MORE (I-Vt.), fares slightly better against the GOP competition, besting Cruz by a 44-42 margin.

But Sanders still loses to Trump by 1 point, 44-43, Kasich by 3, 44-41, and Rubio by 4, 46-42, head-to-head.

Many of the results are within the poll’s 3-point margin of error.

“Bernie Sanders is closing the Democratic primary gap and is stronger than Hillary Clinton in the general election,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in a statement.

Paleologos also highlighted Kasich’s strong showing in the general election match-ups, on the heels of his second-place finish in New Hampshire.

“On the Republican side, John Kasich’s strong second-place showing has made him more appealing in the general election than Marco Rubio, who faltered in the Republican debate leading up to New Hampshire,” he said.

The USA Today/Suffolk poll surveyed 1,000 voters by telephone from Feb. 11–15.