NEW POLL: Hypothetical Clinton Vs. Christie Race

The 2016 presidential election is still three years away but an NBC News poll released Tuesday morning, is taking an early snapshot of what the race could look like.

The poll looks into the hypothetical presidential matchup of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie.

If the 2016 general election were held now, Clinton would get 44-percent of the support while Christie would get 34 percent.

Former Secretary of State Clinton leads Governor Christie among African Americans, people between the ages of 18-49, and Hispanics.

Clinton has a narrow lead among independents. Christie leads among whites, seniors and respondents with the highest incomes.

Clinton also appears to have stronger support in her own party than Christie.

The NBC News poll has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.6-percentage points.