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 BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left MORE is the only top Democratic presidential contender who would beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos 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 SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report 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 WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid MORE (D-Mass.) in a match-up between the two.

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The poll found that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president 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.