Poll: Biden, Sanders lead Trump in Iowa

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE both have the edge on President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE in Iowa in a general election match-up, according to a new Emerson poll.

Biden leads Trump 53 percent to 47 percent in a head-to-head match-up, according to the poll, while Sanders leads Trump 51 percent to 49 percent.

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The poll found Trump ahead of other Democratic contenders. He led Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenKamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high Hillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) 51 percent to 49 percent, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention Senators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report MORE (D-N.J.) 52 percent to 48 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE (D-Calif.) 54 percent to 46 percent.

Adding Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, who has floated an independent bid, to the match-up hurt both Trump and Warren in a head-to-head, according to the poll. In a three-way race, Trump was at 48 percent, with Warren at 45 percent and Schultz at 7 percent.

Schultz’s entry into the race would also cost Sanders his general election advantage, according to the poll, which put a three-way match-up at 47 percent for Trump, 45 percent for Sanders and 8 percent for Schultz.

The Emerson survey, released Sunday, also found South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging to third place among preferred Democratic candidates, with 11 percent of likely Iowa caucusgoers polled selecting Buttigieg as their chosen 2020 nominee.

The poll surveyed 707 adults between March 21 and 24. It had a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

-- Updated on March 25 at 2:54 p.m.