Hillary Clinton Would Defeat Trump New Poll Shows, But Would Lose to Rubio and Cruz

National   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Mar 1, 2016   |   2:55PM   |   Washington, DC

As is the case with all polls taken months before a presidential election, hypothetical matchups are reflections of today, not November 8. Having said that….

The morning of Super Tuesday CNN released its latest poll of 920 registered voters and found that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump would lose to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN’s Polling Director, explained that Clinton would win 52% to 44%.

Mrs. Clinton would lose to both Senator Marco Rubio–50% to 47%– and Senator Ted Cruz–49% to 48%.

Later in the story Agiesta talked about favorable/unfavorable ratings:

The two front-runners, Clinton and Trump, are seen unfavorably by majorities of voters. Almost 6-in-10 have a negative view of Trump, 59% with 38% favorable, and 53% have a negative view of Clinton, 44% see her positively.

Cruz also has a net negative rating, while impressions of [Dr. Ben] Carson, Rubio and [Ohio Gov. John] Kasich tilt positive.

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Specifically, according to the CNN/ORC poll

*44% said they had a favorable opinion of Sen. Rubio to 38% who had an unfavorable opinion.

*36% had a favorable opinion of Sen. Cruz compared to 48% who had an unfavorable opinion,

*41% expressed a favorable opinion of Gov. Kasich versus 22% unfavorable.

* As noted, more people had a favorable opinion of Dr. Carson than unfavorable, but I could not find the numbers listed on the polling results here.

LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.