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NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: Donald Trump 43%, Marco Rubio 22%, Ted Cruz 21%



A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Florida poll has Donald Trump leading Marco Rubio among likely Republican primary voters 43 percent to 22 percent, with Ted Cruz at 21 percent and John Kasich at 9 percent.

The March 4 - 10 survey shows Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders 61 percent to 34 percent.

In hypothetical general-election matchups Clinton bests Trump by eight points among all registered voters, 49 percent to 41 percent, Cruz by 5, 48 percent to 43 percent, and Rubio by one, 47 percent to 46 percent.

If you don't like that poll, you can pay more attention o the March 7 - 9 WTSP/Mason poll that showed Rubio trailing Trump in Florida by just 6 points, 36 percent to 30 percent.

But the most recent numbers come in a March 8-11 Florida Atlantic University poll, which showed Trump up 23 percent. Trump had 44 percent, Rubio and Cruz each with 21 percent.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:29pm]


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