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Clinton defeats Trump by nine points among registered voters, ABC News/Washington Post poll finds

by | Mar 11, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

Yesterday we posted a story about an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted March 3-6, which examined how the four Republican presidential contenders would fare against pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. Today we will look at an ABC News/Washington Post survey which only asked how front runner Donald Trump would do against Clinton.

“[T]he current advantage is Clinton’s, ” according to ABC News’ Gary Langer:

She leads Trump by 50-41 percent in vote preference among registered voters, her widest advantage in three ABC/Post polls since September. Among all adults, including those currently not registered, Clinton’s lead swells to 54-36 percent. And the public by 59-36 percent predicts that Clinton would win — up from a 12-point gap on this question in January to 23 points today. (Some political scientists suggest that, early on, expectations outdo preferences, predicatively.)

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

In this polls, a random sample of 1,000 adults, including 864 registered voters, were surveyed. Like the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the survey was conducted March 3-6.

As we discussed Thursday, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of 1,200 registered voters found []

  • Clinton would defeat Trump by 13 points, 51% to 38%.
  • Clinton would defeat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 2 points, 47% to 45%.
  • In that same poll, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Clinton are tied at 46%.
  • Respondents were not asked about Ohio Gov. John Kasich versus Clinton. The last poll that did ask that question was conducted February 15-17 by Fox News.

In that poll of 1,031 registered voters, Kasich was three points of 1,299 ahead of Clinton, 47% to 44%.

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