Presidential races

Poll: Sanders more electable than Hillary against top Republicans

Greg Nash

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is more electable than Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton against several top Republican candidates, according to the new national Quinnipiac University Poll.

{mosads}Sanders leads Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by 10 points, businessman Donald Trump by 8 points, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson by 6 points and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by 1 point in the poll.

Clinton also leads the top four Republican candidates, but by slightly smaller margins. She leads Cruz by 5 points, Trump by 6 points, Carson by 3 points and Rubio by 1 point in the survey.

Still, Clinton has widened her lead in the Democratic race to 30 points in the poll, taking 60 percent to Sanders’s 30 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley takes 2 percent in the latest poll.

On the Republican side, Trump has widened his lead and is now supported by 27 percent, followed by Rubio at 17 percent and Cruz and Carson tied at 16 percent.

The survey of 1,453 registered voters was conducted Nov. 23 to Nov. 30 via landlines and cellphones with an overall margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

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