In fact, the NBC/WSJ poll shows Sanders actually outperforms Clinton when matched with Trump and Rubio by a couple of points.
Conducted from October 29 to November 2 via telephone, the Quinnipiac University poll surveyed more than 1,100 national registered voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
But Carson’s support has been steadily growing over the past month, and the soft-spoken doctor overtook the brash former reality TV star when Quinnipiac’s new poll showing a toss-up race was added into the mix. Although the former secretary of state would beat all other Republican candidates in a match-off, she ties with Carson at 47 percent. Marco Rubio 46 to 41 percent; to Sen. Jeb Bush meanwhile is in fifth place at 7 percent.
Like their republican counterparts, both Clinton and Sanders have gained support in the Hawkeye State since August, largely because of Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will not run for the Oval Office. Former tech CEO Carly Fiorina garnered 3% and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just 2%.
“It doesn’t surprise me that both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have been seeing hot and cold performances in the polling numbers, to the extent that they are even relevant this early; it’s a year away from the Election Day”, DeBar said.
The poll found that 25 percent of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers would be most likely to support Trump, while 23 percent said they would be most likely to support Carson. Voters say 58 – 39 percent that Trump does not have the right experience, the two lowest grades among top candidates.
A quarter of likely GOP voters said they would back Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses next year, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Friday. Finally, Clinton is also not put in a good light, as she had a 42% positive view, which is significantly lesser than her 52% negative view.
When Clinton, the clear Democratic front-runner, is pitted against Sen. The survey includes 502 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 480 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.
The EPIC MRA’s survey says Trump would fare significantly worse than Carson in the general election.