Poll: Clinton, Sanders would beat Trump
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Democrats Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton thanks protesters ahead of women’s march Pro-choice feminists can't take women's rights hostage Thousands expected for women's march Saturday MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders supports women marchers with tweet Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration Trump takes reins of divided nation MORE would both defeat GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWashington Post reporter compares DC rioters to Boston Tea Party Women's march reaches Antarctica Steinem: If Trump creates Muslim registry, we'll all register MORE in a general election, according to a new poll.

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Clinton tops Trump in a hypothetical match-up, 52 percent to 44 percent, in the CNN/ORC survey released early Tuesday.

Sanders would also beat the outspoken billionaire, pollsters found, by a 12-point margin.

Trump has closed the gap with Sanders, while Clinton has gained ground against the real estate mogul, pollsters found. Trump and Clinton were tied at 48 percent in a similar sampling last September, CNN/ORC reported.

Sanders, meanwhile, has slipped from his best showing, last July, when he was ahead 59 percent to 38 percent.

Clinton is the underdog against the other GOP hopefuls, Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report MORE and Ted CruzTed CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals MORE, in other theoretical pairings in the new poll. Rubio tops Clinton, 50 percent to 47 percent; Cruz edges past her, 49 percent to 48 percent.

Sanders fares more favorably against them, however.

He takes 53 percent to Rubio’s 45 percent, and he bests Cruz in a hypothetical matchup, 57 percent to 40 percent.

CNN/ORC polled 920 registered voters Feb. 24–27 with 3 percentage point margin of error.

Clinton leads Sanders by about 10 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Trump, meanwhile, has a nearly 16-point edge over the Republican presidential field in the latest edition of the same index.

Voters in 12 states and American Samoa will cast ballots on Super Tuesday, making it the single biggest day of the 2016 election cycle so far.