Poll: Kasich, Cruz lead Clinton head-to-head
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Republican presidential candidates Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall MORE and John Kasich — but not front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE — beat Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE in hypothetical general election match-ups, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.
 
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Kasich has the largest lead over Clinton, 51 percent to 40 percent, according to the survey, which reports the Ohio governor does well with independents and takes a larger percentage of Democratic voters than the other candidates.
 
Cruz leads Clinton by 3 points, 47 percent to 44 percent, head-to-head.
 
But Clinton beats Trump by 11 points, 49 to 38 percent.
 
A separate Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday also shows Clinton besting the real estate mogul by double digits.
 
 
If the match-up in November is between Trump and Clinton, more than 40 percent of Cruz supporters said they would seriously consider a third-party candidate or staying at home. More voters said they would be satisfied if the election turned out to be a match-up between Clinton and Cruz than between Clinton and Trump, 72 to 67 percent.
 
The survey also found that only 16 percent of voters would be "enthusiastic" about a Clinton presidency and 49 percent would be "scared" if Trump became president.
 
The poll, which surveyed 1,016 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide through phone interviews, was conducted from March 20-22. It has a margin of error of 3 points.