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POLL DU JOUR

50 percent of U.S. voters would choose Hillary Rodham Clinton and 33 percent would choose Sen. Ted Cruz in a theoretical 2016 presidential match-up;85 percent of Democrats would pick Mrs. Clinton and 65 percent of Republicans would choose Mr. Cruz.

48 percent overall would choose Mrs. Clinton and 39 percent would choose Jeb Bush in a theoretical match-up;81 percent of Democrats would pick Mrs. Clinton and 75 percent of Republicans would choose Mr. Bush.

44 percent overall would choose Mrs. Clinton and 39 percent would choose New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a theoretical match-up; 80 percent of Democrats would pick Mrs. Clinton and 72 percent of Republicans would choose Mr. Christie.

38 percent overall would vote for Vice President Joseph R. Biden and 45 percent would vote for Mr. Christie, if that was the theoretical match-up.

Source: A Public Policy Survey of 649 U.S. voters conducted Oct. 29 to 31 and released Friday.

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