Poll: Biden, Sanders hold double-digit lead on Trump in Pennsylvania

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency Abrams: Trump 'doing his best to undermine our confidence' in voting system MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (I-Vt.) both hold double-digit leads over President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE in a hypothetical 2020 White House match-up in the state of Pennsylvania, according to a new poll.

An Emerson College survey released Friday found both men gaining 55 percent of the vote in a hypothetical general election battle with the sitting president, while many other Democrats held single-digit margins over the president in the state.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Here are top contenders to be Biden's VP Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (D-Mass.) holds a four-point lead over Trump among respondents to the poll.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket MORE (D-Calif.) also held a slim lead over the president in the poll, with the support of 51 percent of respondents to Trump's 48 percent in their head-to-head race. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke calls Texas GOP 'a death cult' over coronavirus response Hegar, West to face off in bitter Texas Senate runoff Bellwether counties show trouble for Trump MORE (D) also slightly led Trump in the poll, with support from 51 percent of voters compared to Trump's 49 percent.

At issue for the president in the state is his job approval rating, which currently sits underwater, with 41 percent of those surveyed saying they approved of the job Trump is doing.

Overall, 55 percent of Pennsylvania voters surveyed said they "were not likely" to vote for the president in 2020, while 45 percent said they were likely to vote for Trump.

The Emerson College poll surveyed 808 registered voters in the state between March 26-28. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.