• Cruz, Rubio Now Trouncing Trump in Head-to-Head Polls

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    By Sandy Fitzgerald | Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016 08:55 AM

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    Republicans who don't support Donald Trump are more likely to prefer either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio should the race go to a one-on-one contest, or would even favor a contested convention rather than have Trump take the nomination, a new ABC News/Washington Post pollreveals.

    By the numbers, Trump continues to lead overall in the poll of 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning voters surveyed by phone on March 3-6:

    • Donald Trump: 34 percent
    • Ted Cruz: 25 percent
    • Marco Rubio: 18 percent
    • John Kasich: 13 percent

    But in one-on-one matchups:

    • Cruz leads Trump by 54-41 percent
    • Rubio leads Trump by 51-45 percent
    • Among non-Trump supporters, seven in 10 say they'd prefer Cruz or Rubio.
    • Very conservative Republicans: Cruz over Trump, 60-34 percent; Rubio over Trump, 56-41 percent;
    • Evangelical white Protestants: Cruz over Trump by 64-31; Rubio over Trump, 55-42 percent.

    In January, Trump had a 16-point lead and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in the single digits: