UPDATE, 8:55 p.m. EST -- Donald Trump would not be able to beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match if the election were held now, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday. Clinton would beat the leading Republican candidate with support from 40 percent of likely voters, while Trump would receive backing from 29 percent.
However, when pitted against two GOP challengers -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio -- Trump would come out ahead, with 41 percent to Cruz’s 31 percent, and 40 percent to Rubio’s 34 percent.
The poll surveyed 1,627 likely voters between Dec. 16 and Dec. 21.
Donald Trump should not expect an apology from Hillary Clinton for her suggestion at Saturday's Democratic debate that the Islamic State group is using videos of him attacking Muslims to recruit jihadists. When asked if she would apologize, the Democratic candidate's campaign said, "Hell, no," NBC News reported.
"Hillary Clinton will not be apologizing to Donald Trump for correctly pointing out how his hateful rhetoric only helps ISIS recruit more terrorists," said spokesman Brian Fallon in a statement.
During the debate in New Hampshire, Clinton responded to Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying that ISIS uses videos of the Republican front-runner for recruitment.
"They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists," Clinton said.
“For now, it seems that Clinton has turned speculative left-of-center rhetoric into fact,” PolitiFact wrote. “… We were unable to find any evidence to support [the claim]. The Clinton campaign did not provide any evidence that this is already happening -- only that it could be happening, or that it may in the future. If ISIS was using Trump for recruitment videos, we would expect a frenzy of media coverage over it.”
Clinton's campaign has responded, citing a remark made by the executive director of the SITE Intelligence Group. "They follow everything Donald Trump says," Rita Katz told NBC. "When he says, 'No Muslims should be allowed in America,' they tell people, 'We told you America hates Muslims, and here is proof.'"
Earlier Monday, on NBC's "Today Show," Trump said, ""I will demand an apology from Hillary. She should apologize. She lies about emails, she lies about Whitewater, she lies about everything. She will be a disaster as president of the United States."