Poll: Clinton Loses To Rubio, Carson And Beats Trump, Cruz

December 14, 2015 7:51 a.m.

In head-to-head match-ups, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would beat both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and real estate magnate Donald Trump but would lose to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and retired surgeon Ben Carson, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Monday morning.

Clinton also earned the support of 56 percent of Democrats, a 19-point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Clinton would beat Trump by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent. The former secretary of state would beat Cruz by 3 points.

Carson edges out Clinton by one point, 46 percent to 47 percent.

Rubio fared the best in a head-to-head match-up against Clinton, beating her by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent.

The poll was conducted from Dec. 6-9 among 1,000 adults by cell phone and landline with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.36 percent. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies conducted the polling.

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