According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would both defeat Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up. The poll, released Tuesday, shows blowout victories for the two Democrats, with Hillary defeating Trump 52 percent to 44 percent, and Sanders crushing the real estate mogul by a staggering 12-point margin.
The latest numbers call into question the Trump campaign’s bombastic rhetoric about crushing potential Democratic rivals.
For weeks now, Senators Cruz and Rubio have argued that Donald Trump would not fare well in a head-to-head matchup against the opposition party. This line of argument has been the most common talking point on the campaign, in fact.
Would they do any better?
According to the same poll, the answer is yes, they would. In a hypothetical match-up Rubio defeats Hillary Clinton 50 percent to 47 percent, and Cruz leads 49 percent to 48 percent.
Perhaps the most shocking finding is that open socialist Bernie Sanders outpolls the Democratic establishment’s coronated queen in nearly every available hypothetical general election scenario. The polls may be a reflection of Hillary Clinton’s high unfavorability ratings. Only a small percentage of the American electorate believe that Clinton is trustworthy. With an ongoing federal investigation looming over her head, the former Secretary of State may have a hard time getting general election voters to cast a ballot for her in November.
The poll, released Tuesday, shows blowout victories for the two Democrats, with Hillary defeating Trump 52 percent to 44 percent, and Sanders crushing the real estate mogul by a staggering 12-point margin.
Nevertheless, Clinton has widened her lead in the primary fight against Sen. Sanders. She’s up 17 points nationally, out polling Sanders 55 percent to 38 percent.