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Politics Biden tops Democratic field in head-to-head matchups against Trump

15:15  07 january  2020
15:15  07 january  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Sign In. Polls. General Election: Trump vs. Biden .

Five Democratic contenders lead Donald Trump in head - to - head matchups in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with several widening their advantage since July. Concerns about the economy, which have pushed down the president’s job approval rating, are a factor.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has the biggest lead over President Trump among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new poll.

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Biden leads Trump by 6 points in a head-to-head matchup, with 46 percent support compared to Trump's 40 percent, according to the Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also lead Trump in the poll. Sanders has a 2-point lead, at 44 percent compared to Trump's 42 percent. Bloomberg also has a 2-point lead, at 43 percent compared to Trump's 41 percent.

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a slim 1-point lead over Trump, which is within the survey's margin of error. Buttigieg gets 42 percent compared to Trump's 41 percent when placed in a head-to-head matchup.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in a hypothetical head - to - head matchup in Wisconsin, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released on Wednesday.

Democratic primary voters increasingly feel the need to nominate a candidate who can beat President Trump in In addition, while most Democratic primary voters are satisfied with their field , more than a quarter wish Biden performs best against Trump (51-39 percent). He leads by 12 points, garners

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) trails Trump by 1 point, which also falls within the margin of error, with the senator at 42 percent compared to the president's 43 percent.

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A Morning Consult survey of more than 17,000 Democratic primary voters nationwide also found that Biden is leading the party's 2020 field with 31 percent saying the former vice president is their first-choice candidate.

Sanders trails in second at 23 percent, with Warren behind him at 14 percent, based on the poll.

Buttigieg trails in fourth at 8 percent, with Bloomberg, a late entry to the race, at 7 percent, based on the poll.

The poll was conducted between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5. The head-to-head matchup survey polled between 8,242 and 8,574 registered voters.

It's looking more like Trump will be reelected in 2020 .
With the election year now underway, President Trump is no doubt beatable — and yet, it’s starting to feel more and more like he’ll get reelected. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The obstacles to Trump winning in 2020 should not be ignored. To start, in 2016, he only beat the highly unpopular Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College by winning three key swing states by less than 1%. In 2018, all three of them, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan turned against Republicans.

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