Poll finds Biden beating Trump

A new poll finds Vice President Biden with more support than three top GOP presidential candidates.

Biden fares best against Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE, the front-runner for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, in the Quinnipiac survey released on Thursday.


Biden wins 48 percent support in the poll, compared to Trump’s 40 percent among all voters in a hypothetical match-up.

Biden also tops former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 45 percent to 39 percent, Quinnipiac said.

He edges out Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Cuban negotiator says Trump's efforts to destabilize Cuba's government will fail Freedom to Compete Act would benefit many American workers MORE (Fla.) 44 percent to 41 percent, it added.

Quinnipiac additionally found that Biden scores the highest favorability rating among all potential voters next year.

Biden is viewed favorably by 48 percent of respondents, Quinnipiac said, versus 39 percent who see him unfavorably.

Quinnipiac’s fresh survey sampled 1,563 registered voters between Aug. 20-25 via landline and cellphone calls. It also has a 2.5 percent margin of error.

Biden is seriously considering an entrance into the 2016 Democratic presidential primary in the near future.

The vice president has met with various supporters — including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — in recent weeks as he nears a decision, due next month.

Biden’s potential entrance into the 2016 race could upend the hunt for the Democratic nomination next election cycle.

Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the party’s nomination, but is dealing with a controversy over her use of a private email account as secretary of State. She is also facing a challenge from liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).