Arizona poll: Clinton beats Trump
A new poll suggests that Arizona, which has gone to the Republican candidate in the past four presidential elections, could become competitive if Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTillerson to embassies: ID groups for tougher screening US probes Manafort’s banking: report America must improve defense against Russia's information warfare MORE is the GOP nominee.
Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama and Trump haven’t talked since inauguration Perez, Ellison start multistate ‘turnaround tour’ for Dems Watergate reporter on Russia: 'I’ve been saying for a while there’s a coverup going on' MORE tops Trump by 7 points, 42 percent to 35 percent, in Arizona, according to the poll from Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center released Monday.
However, Clinton would lose to either of Trump's Republican rivals: According to the poll, she trails Ted CruzTed CruzTrump defends several unsubstantiated claims in interview Budowsky: Trump’s war against truth Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing MORE by 5 points, 43 to 38 percent, and John Kasich by 12 points, 44 to 32 percent.
Democratic hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats can either help solve healthcare challenges or stew in their partisanship Healthcare fight pits Trump against Club for Growth Perez, Ellison start multistate ‘turnaround tour’ for Dems MORE tops all three GOP candidates in Arizona: The Vermont senator leads Trump by 21 points, Cruz by 15 points and Kasich by 14 points.
The survey results come as Cruz and Kasich work to deny Trump delegates in upcoming states, including next week in Indiana, to keep Trump from clinching the nomination before the party's convention in July.
The poll of 564 registered voters in Arizona was conducted April 4–11 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 4.2 points.