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    Sanders Leads Over US Republican Presidential Candidates in National Poll

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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.

    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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