Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump — According to polling data, when it comes to Trump vs. Clinton, more voters would go for the latter.
Ten Republicans and three Democrats were campaigning in Iowa for their parties' nominations. However, much of the focus is on the democratic side between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and on the republican side with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Trump may dominate the GOP race but compared to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton still takes the lead, making her likely his rival for presidency.
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In a hypothetical head-to-head race, the real-estate tycoon and TV personality would be supported by 41 percent of likely general election voters, compared with 51 percent for Clinton, according to the latest 5-day average from today’s NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl tracking poll.
The poll asked respondents who they’d pick if the 2016 presidential election was held between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Jan. 9-13 of 800 registered voters, which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points.
Clinton has maintained a lead over Trump for the past few weeks, though the difference has narrowed since the start of the year.
It’s important to note that the November election is still far away in the minds of the American voter. Many are still getting to know the candidates, and it may be months before they settle on a choice for the White House.
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Still, while Ted Cruz may win the Iowa caucus, Trump remains the clear GOP frontrunner. He has considerable appeal among a variety of groups within his party, including women, born-again Christians and people who earn less than the national average income. He also draws more support than other Republicans among liberal-leaning independents, and he’s maintained a stranglehold over the GOP nomination.
Nationally, Trump currently leads with 41 percent support among Republican voters – more than double the support of Cruz, his nearest challenger, at 16 percent.
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