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Here's Who GOP Voters Say Is Their Most Electable Candidate

Hint: It's not what the party's establishment thinks.
Image: John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul
Republican presidential candidates John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul take the stage before the Republican presidential debate at the Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Jeffrey Phelps / AP

If Republican political insiders are fretting about Donald Trump's impact on the party if he becomes the nominee, they need to start convincing their voters.

According to a new national Quinnipiac poll, 73 percent of Republican voters say Trump would have a good chance of defeating the eventual Democratic nominee.

That's compared with 63 percent of GOP voters who say this about Marco Rubio, 59 percent who say it about Ted Cruz and 55 percent who say it about Ben Carson.