In the same survey...
Marco Rubio defeats Hillary Clinton by 3 points 50%-47%
Ted Cruz defeats Clinton by 1 point 49%-48%
Washington (CNN)—Both of the remaining Democratic candidates for president easily top Republican front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.
But Hillary Clinton, who is well ahead in the Democratic race for the presidency, would likely face a stronger challenge should Florida Sen. Marco Rubio or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz capture the Republican nomination for president.
In the scenario that appears most likely to emerge from the primary contests, Clinton tops Trump 52% to 44% among registered voters. That result has tilted in Clinton's favor since the last CNN/ORC Poll on the match-up in January.
But when the former secretary of state faces off with either of the other two top Republicans, things are much tighter and roughly the same as they were in January. Clinton trails against Rubio, with 50% choosing the Florida senator compared to 47% for Clinton, identical to the results in January. Against Cruz, Clinton holds 48% to his 49%,
Clinton and Trump, are seen unfavorably by majorities of voters. Almost 6-in-10 have a negative view of Trump in this CNN POLL, 59% unfavorable vs. 38% favorable, and 53% have a negative view of Clinton, 44% see her positively.
More on the poll here...