A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that if Trump ran as an independent, Hillary Clinton would trounce him, and the GOP nominee.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women In Violation Of State And Federal Law, AG Investigation Finds
The poll finds that Clinton leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 49-43 in a two-way race. But if Trump ran as an independent, Clinton remains on top with 44 percent, Bush gets 29 percent and Trump 20 percent.
“The 2016 election cycle has already had its share of ups and downs,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “But, what a rollercoaster ride it would be if Donald Trump runs for president as an independent.”READ MORE: Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Gillibrand And Many More Call On Cuomo To Resign
According to the poll, in a two-way match, Clinton beats Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul by five percent in a general election and Bush by six percent.
Clinton receives her highest head-to-head numbers – 54 percent – if Trump is the nominee.MORE NEWS: NYC To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Fitness And Entertainment
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