There is still a lot of delegates to be awarded before either a Republican or Democratic nominee can be named. However, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the current favorites to win in their respective parties.
RealClear Politics has listed a number of general election polls featuring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The data favors Clinton by an average of 3 percentage points.
Trump’s GOP competitors fare better in a potential matchup with Clinton. Ted Cruz has a slight lead on Clinton by an average of 1.5 percentage points. Marco Rubio has an even bigger lead on her with an average of 5 percentage points.
The race is far from over with plenty of primaries on the horizon, but the data provides an early look at how the general public feels about the potential matchup.
Here’s a look at the Clinton and Trump polls.
RealClear Politics keeps a running average of polls of potential matchups in the general election. The average includes data from four polls with just Trump and Clinton as options. The CNN/ORC poll conducted February 24-27, the FOX News poll conducted on February 15-17, the USA Today/Suffolk poll conducted February 11-15 and the Quinnipiac poll conducted on February 10-15.
The CNN/ORC poll was conducted February 24-27. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The FOX News poll was conducted on February 15-17. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The USA Today/Suffolk poll was conducted February 11-15. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted February 10-15. It has a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.