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Left: Ben Carson speaks at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood on Oct. 29, 2015; Right: Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 22, 2015.
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If the presidential election were held today, Hillary Clinton would beat several Republican opponents but not Ben Carson.

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of national voters released Tuesday, Clinton bests real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, but is tied with Carson at 47 percent.

Clinton did best against Trump, leading 50 percent to 42 percent among registered voters.

Her other leads aren’t as pronounced. Clinton bests Bush by four points, 47 percent to 43 percent, and Rubio by three points, 47 to 44. Those are both close tot he poll’s margin of error of +/- 3.4 points.

Hypothetical matchups with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders against Trump and Rubio showed similar leads.

The NBC/WSJ poll took place Oct. 25-29, with 847 registered voters reached by live-caller via landline and cell phone. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points.

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