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 TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny 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 BidenDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Biden family adopts a dog Entrepreneur touts big solutions, endorsements in discussing presidential bid MORE, 57 percent to 40 percent, as well as Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man My fellow Democrats should watch their language: Economic equality is not a rational societal goal As Democrats gear up to challenge Trump in 2020, the key political divide will be metropolitan versus rural MORE (I-Vt.), 55 percent to 42 percent.

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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 ClintonDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Pipeline paralysis: The left’s latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation 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.