How badly do you want a Republican to win the presidential election? If you want it, really, really badly, you ought to pay attention to this poll. It shows that one current presidential candidate is clearly a loser while the others are either running equal or ahead of the Democrats:
Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would handily defeat Donald Trump in a general election match-up, while a clash between Clinton and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be a toss-up, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The poll shows that Trump, who frequently boasts in interviews and campaign appearances that he would beat Clinton in November, would lose a one-on-one contest against her by double digits. In a head-to-head fight, Clinton gets the support of 51 percent of registered voters compared to 38 percent for the real estate mogul.
Generally speaking, John Kasich beats both Democrats handily.
The moral of the story: if you want to see Hillary Clinton inaugurated in 2017, the chances of seeing your unconscious wish come true are greatly enhanced by your support for Donald Trump.