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Clinton Beats Trump, Cruz and Bush, Loses to Rubio and Carson

The latest CNN/ORC poll pitted Hillary Clinton against the major Republican candidates. She scored victories against Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush, but lost to Marco Rubio and Ben Carson.

Head-to-Head Polls

  • Hillary Clinton – 49%
  • Donald Trump – 46%
  • Hillary Clinton – 50%
  • Ted Cruz – 47%
  • Marco Rubio – 49%
  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Ben Carson – 50%
  • Hillary Clinton – 47%
  • Hillary Clinton – 49%
  • Jeb Bush – 47%

Clinton performed well against two major candidates in Trump and Cruz. Trump is a wildcard candidate. As it stands, it is impossible to predict whether he will win the nomination or not. None the less, his style has been groundbreaking and he has shattered the political status quo that has existed for many years. Clinton’s defeat of Cruz is promising as he is a traditional GOP establishment candidate and an important one for Clinton to defeat.

Rubio outperformed Clinton, but not by a large margin. If things click and Rubio can get the support he requires, he could legitimately challenge Clinton in a presidential election. He is a moderate Republican that falls into the GOP establishment category. He is young, could appeal to youth, and is much more normal than candidates like Trump or Bush.

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