Poll: Biden, Sanders, Oprah all lead Trump big in 2020 match-ups

Poll: Biden, Sanders, Oprah all lead Trump big in 2020 match-ups
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by US firm: report MORE trails a trio of potential Democratic candidates in a poll of possible 2020 election match-ups published Tuesday by CNN.

The survey from CNN and research firm SSRS finds that Trump trails former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream Biden: Aretha Franklin was 'part of the soul of the civil rights movement' Biden to Trump: If you think revoking Brennan's clearance will silence him, 'you just don't know the man' MORE, 57 percent to 40 percent, as well as Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBoogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems RealClearPolitics editor: Moderate Democrats are losing even when they win Sanders tests his brand in Florida MORE (I-Vt.), 55 percent to 42 percent.


The president also lags behind TV personality Oprah Winfrey in the poll by 9 points, 51 percent to 42 percent.

Biden, 75, and Sanders, 76, have yet to rule out 2020 bids, while media personalities have speculated about Winfrey's potential political future for weeks.

CNN reported earlier in January that Winfrey, 63, was "actively thinking" about a White House bid.

Key among the demographic warning signs for Trump in the poll is the performance of female voters, particularly white women, who voted for Trump over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Santorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI Giuliani claims McGahn was a 'strong witness' for Trump MORE by a 9-point margin in 2016.

According to the poll, Winfrey would win this category over the president by 14 points, while Sanders would best him by 17 points and Biden would win by 23 points.

Trump speculated earlier in January that he could defeat Winfrey in 2020 if she ran, following her viral speech at the Golden Globes in support of the "Time's Up" movement.

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah ... I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run," Trump was quoted as saying.

Of the three potential candidates, Winfrey has the highest favorability rating, at 64 percent. Biden follows her with 58 percent approval, all but tied by Sanders's 57 percent.

The CNN/SSRS poll was conducted by phone Jan. 14-18 among 918 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.