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 BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE is the only top Democratic presidential contender who would beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory 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 Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.) in a match-up between the two.

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The poll found that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters 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.