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Poll: 1 in 4 voters would sit out Trump-Clinton showdown

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Nearly a quarter of voters say they would stay home or vote for a third-party candidate in a general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national survey.

The poll finds Trump and Clinton tied with 38 percent each among likely voters.

{mosads}But 16 percent of respondents say they would vote for another candidate if the election were between the two presidential front-runners. Another 6 percent say they would stay home, and 2 percent were undecided.

According to the poll, if Trump is the Republican nominee, 66 percent of GOP voters would vote for him, 10 percent would vote for Clinton, 16 percent of voters would choose a third-party candidate and 5 percent would stay home. 

If Clinton is the Democratic nominee, 75 percent of Democrats would support her, 11 percent would vote for Trump, 11 percent say they would vote third-party and 3 percent would stay home.

Among unaffiliated voters, Trump leads Clinton, 38 percent to 27 percent. But nearly one-third of unaffiliated voters say they would either choose another candidate or stay home in an election between Trump and Clinton.

Women and men are about equally as likely to say they would stay home or vote for some other candidate in a Trump-Clinton race, according to the survey.

The survey was conducted among 1,000 likely voters on April 25-26. The margin of error is 3 percent.

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