Democrats Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war Comet Ping Pong shooter pleads guilty Time for 'J. Edgar' Comey to take his leave MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs Sanders says he will introduce 'Medicare for all' bill Sunday shows preview: Aftermath of failed healthcare bill MORE would both defeat GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFundamentals or euphoria? Both fueled post-election stock surge Freedom Caucus founder: GOP health plan did not meet campaign promises Former US envoy: No good military options against North Korea MORE in a general election, according to a new poll.
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 RubioSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate intel panel has not seen Nunes surveillance documents: lawmakers With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE and Ted CruzTed CruzHow 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support 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.