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Poll: Biden leads Trump by 10 points in head-to-head matchup

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 10 points in a hypothetical 2020 general election matchup, according to a new poll.

The Emerson College poll released Tuesday shows Biden with the support of 55 percent of voters and Trump with 45 percent.

Biden, who has not announced his candidacy for president but is expected to soon jump into the race, has the largest lead over Trump among likely and declared Democratic candidates.

But Biden's lead over Trump shrinks to 8 points when former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is included as an option, according to the poll. 

The poll also shows Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) defeating Trump by 4 percentage points, while Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each edge Trump by 2 points. 

The poll also finds that Trump narrowly leads former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), with Trump garnering 51 percent of support and O'Rourke getting 49 percent of supporters.

The poll's results are based on interviews of 1,153 registered voters from March 17 to March 18. The poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points. 

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