Sanders Leads Over US Republican Presidential Candidates in National Poll

© AP Photo / Patrick SemanskyDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 2, 2016.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 2, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Voters in the United States say they favor Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders over Republican candidates in the 2016 bid for the US presidency, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Moreover, poll respondents stated of the two Democratic presidential candidates — Sanders and Hillary Clinton — they favor Sanders by 19 percentage on addressing the needs and problems of the people.

"American voters back Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont over Republican candidates by margins of 4 to 10 percentage points in head to head presidential matchups," the poll read.

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Sanders is leading Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by 6 percentage points and Texas Senator Ted Cruz by 10 percentage points. He is also ahead of Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by 6 percentage points, according to the poll.

Sanders’ closest contender in the Republican field is Ohio Governor John Kasich, who trails by 4 percentage points.

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