O’Rourke holds double-digit lead on Trump in head-to-head matchup: CNN poll

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) leads President Trump by 10 points in a hypothetical general election matchup, according to a new CNN–SSRS poll.

The survey released Thursday shows O’Rourke with support from 52 percent of registered voters, compared with Trump’s 42 percent. Two percent of voters said they wouldn’t support either candidate, and 4 percent said they had no opinion.

{mosads}O’Rourke held the widest lead over Trump among other Democratic presidential candidates who were included in the potential matchup.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for second place behind O’Rourke, with each leading Trump by 6 points.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) followed with a 4-point lead over Trump, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) led the president by 3 points.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) came in last place in the poll, trailing Trump by 1 point.

Most surveys in recent weeks have shown Biden and Sanders taking turns leading the crowded field of 2020 contenders in hypothetical general election matchups against Trump.

The CNN–SSRS poll, which has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points, surveyed 1,007 adults nationwide by telephone from April 25 to 28. Thirty-three percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 26 percent as Republicans and 41 percent as independents or members of another party.

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