Poll: Kasich, Cruz lead Clinton head-to-head

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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.
 
In a match-up against Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Biden spills beans: Sanders will endorse Clinton MORE, Kasich leads by 1 point. Sanders leads Cruz by 4 points and Trump by 14.
 
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.

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