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Trump Trails Clinton in Seven Battleground States, but These Two Hypothetical GOP Candidates Fare Better

See who polls ahead of Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the rally, Trump said people were giving him credit for helping force Kevin McCarthy to bow out of the race for Speaker of the House. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to trail presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — both nationally and in battleground states — according to a new poll released Wednesday. But two hypothetical Republican candidates actually would fare much better.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump delivers an economic policy speech Tuesday in Monessen, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

According to a new Ballotpedia poll, Clinton leads Trump in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia — swing states crucial to winning the White House.

The poll shows that in five of those states — Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — Clinton enjoys a double-digit cushion.

Interestingly, the survey found that in hypothetical match-ups Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) leads Clinton in five of the seven states, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) leads Clinton in three states.

Image source: Ballotpedia/Evolving Strategies

Meanwhile, Trump proudly tweeted Wednesday the results of another poll — which actually showed him losing to Clinton.

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