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Voters say Sanders has best chance of beating Trump

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After victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, a new national poll reveals voters think Bernie Sanders has the best chance of beating Donald Trump in the general election.

In a Morning Consult poll released Thursday, 29 percent of voters said Bernie Sanders could defeat Trump in a general election, up six points on a poll prior to the New Hampshire primary.

Former vice president Joe Biden took the biggest hit to his perceived chances against the president, with just 17 percent saying he could defeat Trump, down 12 points since last week.

Voters think Michael Bloomberg could defeat Donald Trump, with 25 percent saying he would be a strong general election contender in the survey.

In the same poll, which was conducted Wednesday, 29 percent of voters overall now support Sanders for the nomination, giving the Vermont Senator a 10 point lead over the field.

The survey also found Sanders to have the biggest share of support among non-white voters, giving Sanders a strong argument for the nomination heading into the more diverse Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary.

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