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 TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery 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 BidenNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters Biden calls for reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act MORE, 57 percent to 40 percent, as well as Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration Poll: Sanders, Biden seen as most popular second choices in Dem primary 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 ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea 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.