6 Republicans Beat Hillary Clinton in Presidential Poll

Hillary Clinton
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is followed on stage by Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) ahead of the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015. |

Hillary Clinton might be the clear frontrunner for the Democrat Party's nomination, but according to a new poll at least six Republicans could beat her in next year's general election.

A Fox News poll released Sunday, which was conducted a week after the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, shows Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fairing best against the former secretary of state and Democrat frontrunner.

Rubio, who tops Clinton 50 to 42 points, told voters in Iowa Monday that if elected president, he would show the world how Islamic State militants "cry like babies" after they're captured.

The other candidates who topped Clinton include Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The poll has a 3 percent margin of error.

Carson leads Clinton 47 to 42 percent and Trump bests Clinton 46 to 41 percent in a hypothetical match. Among Republicans polled, Carson was seen as the most trustworthy with Rubio coming in second in the trust category.

According to the poll, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is tied with Clinton at 42 percent.

In a head to head match up with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for the Democrat Party nomination, Clinton leads by 55 to 32 percent.

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump increased his lead from two weeks ago, moving from 26 percent to 28 percent, with Carson trailing with 18 percent of the Republican vote.

Carson has been dogged on the campaign trail by what many consider blunders over foreign policy and U.S. and world history. According to The Washington Post, Carson incorrectly identified former president and Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson as the crafter of the Constitution during a Sunday interview.

In the Republican field, Cruz, and Rubio were the only GOP candidates in double digits, each pulling in 14 percent of the vote. According to CBS News, a new poll in Iowa shows Cruz passing Carson for second place among Republican voters.

The poll also shows that President Barack Obama has a job approval rating of 40 percent with 65 percent saying the Administration hasn't been aggressive enough in rooting out Islamic extremists.

Twenty-four percent of respondents said terrorism was the top issue facing the country, while 21 percent cited the economy and jobs as the top issue.

The first ballots will be cast in the Iowa Caucuses held by both Democrats and Republicans on Feb. 1, 2016. The 2008 Iowa Caucuses helped propel then Illinois Sen. Obama over Clinton and former North Carolina Sen.John Edwards to capture the Democrat Party's nomination in 2008.

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