Poll: Trump trails Biden, Sanders, Warren in potential 2020 matchups

Poll: Trump trails Biden, Sanders, Warren in potential 2020 matchups
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President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE trails top Democrats in potential matchups of likely 2020 White House candidates, according to a new poll.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that Trump lags behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report MORE and Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change | Senate GOP adopts symbolic earmark ban, digs in on debt limit GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package MORE (I) by 12 points each. 

The president also trails 4 points behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality MORE (D) in the poll.


Trump fares better against lesser-known Democrats, holding leads of as much as 10 points over hypothetical challengers including Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerNew signs of progress emerge on police reform White House to give Congress space on police reform Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandIntelligence leaders warn of threats from China, domestic terrorism Jon Stewart accuses VA of being 'an obstacle' to burn pits medical care Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left MORE (D-N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote Earth Day 2021: New directions for US climate policy rhetoric Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice MORE (D-Calif.).

Notably, however, Trump fails to secure the support of more than 30 percent of respondents in any of those matchups, which is low for an incumbent, the report on the poll notes.

Morning Consult poll director Tyler Sinclair said Wednesday that the poll showed a strong advantage for Sanders and Biden, considered two of the most likely 2020 Democratic contenders.

“Democrats are showing an enthusiasm gap in likely 2020 candidates, with Sanders and Biden outpacing other potential nominees,” Sinclair said. “Our polling shows 74 [percent] and 73 percent of Democrats say they would vote for Sanders and Biden over Trump, respectively. This exceeds Warren [60 percent], Booker [49 percent], and Harris [47 percent]."

Politico/Morning Consult's poll contacted 1,974 registered voters between Aug. 16-18. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.