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Poll: Majority of GOP Voters Wish They Chose Another Presidential Nominee

HuffPost/YouGov released a poll Monday, showing the majority of GOP votes would have voted for either Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or Marco Rubio (R-Florida) if they could redo the primaries.

The Hill reports:

A majority of Republicans wish they had selected a different presidential nominee than Donald Trump, a new poll finds.

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll released Monday found that 54 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning voters believe Trump isn’t the best choice as the party’s nominee, while 35 percent are satisfied with the real estate mogul as the party’s standard-bearer.

There’s a jump in dissatisfaction since the same poll in June, which at the time found that 44 percent believe Trump was the best option, while another 44 percent didn’t.

Trump was one of 17 Republican candidates running for president. When asked whom they’d like to win in a primary do-over, 29 percent of those selected Trump, 15 percent picked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), 14 percent chose Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and several other names received less than 10 percent each.

On the other side of aisle, 56 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters are content with Hillary Clinton as their party’s nominee, while 32 percent believe there’s a better option. This is up by 3 percent since the same poll in June.

Forty-seven percent of those voters would still pick Clinton if the primary was held again, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was close at 42 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley trailed far behind at 3 percent.

The poll was conducted Aug. 24-25 and 1,000 adults completed interviews.

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