Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves during a rally at Eastern Michigan University, Feb. 15, 2016, in Ypsilanti, Mich.
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Poll: Sanders outperforms Clinton in hypothetical general-election matchups

Updated

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders does better than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against Republican front-runners Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a hypothetical general election race, according to a new NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll also asked respondents who they’d support in a three-way race with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Sanders still won, garnering 43 percent support to Trump’s 33 percent and Bloomberg’s 16 percent.

The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted Feb. 15-17 of 800 registered voters (a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points).

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz

Poll: Sanders outperforms Clinton in hypothetical general-election matchups

Updated