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Biden is only top 2020 Democrat leading Trump in Ohio: poll

Biden is only top 2020 Democrat leading Trump in Ohio: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE is the only top Democratic presidential contender who would beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE in Ohio, according to a new poll. 

Biden leads Trump 50 percent to 42 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Some other top Democratic candidates poll extremely close to the president in the swing state, but do not lead. 

In a match-up between Trump and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.), 46 percent of Ohio voters surveyed said they would back Trump and 45 percent would back Sanders, the poll found. Similarly, 46 percent would choose Trump and 45 percent would choose Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) in a match-up between the two.

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The poll found that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE (D) tie the president, with all the candidates receiving 44 percent in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups.

Of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters. Biden holds a 17-point lead in the Democratic primary, with 31 percent of voters saying they would choose the former vice president for the nomination. Sanders and Harris finished tied for second with 14 percent each, with Warren in third with 13 percent.

“Former Vice President Joseph Biden calls himself a blue-collar guy,” Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Peter Brown said in a statement. “With Ohio certainly a blue-collar state, it is no surprise he is the Democrat who runs best against President Donald Trump and is solidly ahead in the Democratic primary in the Buckeye State.” 

“Biden runs best against President Trump in every Quinnipiac University state poll so far," he added. "To get reelected, Trump will need to win the industrial Midwest. Ohio certainly is key to that plan.”

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,431 Ohio voters between July 17-22. The results have a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points. 

There are more than two dozen candidates running for the Democratic nomination.

Biden will be one of 20 to square off in the second Democratic primary debates in Detroit next week.