Friday, February 5, 2016
Quinnipiac University Poll Shows Dramatic Tightening of Democratic Presidential Contest
The poll also matches up the three top Republicans against Clinton and Sanders. In virtually every poll Trump shows up as the worst general election candidate, which is also the finding in the Quinnipiac poll which has Trump losing to Clinton by 5 points and Sanders by 10. Cruz meanwhile is even with Clinton and loses to Sanders by 4 points. Florida Senator Marco Rubio fares the best, beating Clinton by 7 points and even with Sanders.
In short, Trump is the worst Republican general election candidate and Rubio is the best. On the Democratic side, despite Clinton's claims she is more electable, Sanders polls as the better general election candidate.