Hillary Clinton crushed Donald Trump 54 percent to 36 percent among likely voters in the latest general election poll by Bloomberg Politics
that also found favorability ratings for Trump and the Republican party at an all-time low, reported The Hill
The March 19-22 Bloomberg poll showed Clinton with an even wider lead than in other major surveys.
The Bloomberg survey of 1,000 people revealed that 29 percent of likely voters have a positive view of Trump, compared with 68 percent who view him negatively. The Republican party’s favorability rating was 33 percent, and 60 percent reported negative views of the party.
Clinton was viewed favorably by 44 percent of those surveyed, and 53 percent reported a negative view of her. The Democratic party was viewed favorably by 51 percent of those surveyed and negatively by 43 percent.
GOP rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich both faired better against Clinton than Trump, with Kasich coming out on top at 47 to 43 and Cruz falling to Clinton 51 to 42.
Clinton also bested Trump in a Fox News poll released Wednesday, The Hill noted. That poll put Clinton ahead 49 to 38. But Clinton fell to both Kasich and Cruz in that poll, with Kasich ahead 51 to 40.
On Wednesday, Real Clear Politics
put Clinton 11.2 points ahead of Trump in an average of general election polling data from six surveys: Bloomberg, Fox News, Quinnipiac, CBS News/NY Times, CNN/ORC and Monmouth.
Clinton has expanded her lead in Democratic primary polls during the past month, CNN
reported, noting a 9-point lead on her Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, compared with a 6-point lead in mid-February.
Trump leads Cruz by 12 points, with Kasich falling a distant 24 points behind the Republican frontrunner, CNN said.
While the frontrunners remain strong in their primary races, International Business Times
noted that their underdogs are viewed more favorably in general election polls.
"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may have the overall leads among primary voters, but there is not a lot of love in the room as a big percentage of Americans say of the front-runners they could take 'em or leave 'em," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, according to the Time. "Though short on delegates and short on time, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. John Kasich can hang their hats on the fact that if folks went to the polls today, they'd fare better than the other candidates."
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