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Hillary Clinton Leads Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz By Wide Margins In Presidential Poll

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) would best former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), were they to run against each other in the 2016 presidential election, a new poll finds.

The poll, conducted by Fox News from March 2-4, shows Clinton leading Bush 51 percent to 38 percent. The margin between Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is even wider, at 52 percent to 36 percent. The head-to-head matchup that produced the closest margin in the poll is between Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R): 49 percent would pick Clinton, while 38 percent would vote for Christie.

HuffPost Pollster's model, which includes all publicly available polling, gives Clinton a lead of more than 16 points over Bush.

Voters are more polarized, however, as to whether Clinton would make a good president: 50 percent of respondents said she would, while 47 percent said she wouldn't, according to Fox.

The results underscore that the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 is still wide open, as no single candidate appears to have a definitive edge over Clinton.

Of course, none of the candidates mentioned have confirmed that they will run in 2016 -- both Clinton and Bush have said they will announce their decision sometime this year.

The poll questioned 1,002 registered voters nationwide and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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