Sanders, Clinton Beat Trump In CNN/ORC Poll

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Hillary Clinton would beat Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a general election, according to a CNN/ORC poll of national voters released Tuesday morning.

Sanders led Trump with an 12-point lead, 55 to 43 percent. In the January iteration of the poll, Sanders only led by three points.

Sanders also beat Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) by eight points and beat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by 17 points in head-to-head match-ups.

Clinton beat Trump with an 8-point lead, 52 to 44 percent. This is a sharp increase from the 1- to 2-point leads she had over the real estate mogul in the December and January versions of the poll.

Clinton lost to Rubio by three points and lost to Cruz by one point in head-to-head match-ups.

Both Democratic candidates would also beat Trump if former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg ran as an independent.

The poll was conducted from Feb. 24-27 via landline and cell phone among 920 registered voters with a margin of error plus or minus 3 points.

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