Biden, Sanders lead Trump in hypothetical match-ups: poll

Biden, Sanders lead Trump in hypothetical match-ups: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Trump's personality is as much a problem as his performance Sierra Club endorses Biden for president  MORE (I-Vt.) lead President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE  in hypothetical 2020 match-ups, according to a new national survey.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday found Biden leads Trump by 7 points, 42 percent to 35 percent. Twenty-three percent said they didn’t know yet or didn’t have an opinion.

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Pollsters found that Biden held a 7-point lead over Trump in the poll among women, compared to a 2-point lead over the president among men. Trump held a slight lead among white voters who responded to the poll, with a 2-point edge over Biden. However, the former vice president held a commanding lead among black voters, bringing in 69 percent of their vote compared to just 6 percent for Trump.

Sanders held a 5-point lead over Trump in a possible match-up, according to the poll.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for coronavirus over two weeks last month | Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed | California public health chief quits suddenly On The Money: Administration defends Trump executive orders | CBO reports skyrocketing deficit | Government pauses Kodak loan pending review Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) tied with Trump, with both receiving 35 percent from respondents.

Other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick The Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Sens. Markey, Cruz clash over coronavirus relief: 'It's not a goddamn joke Ted' MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package MORE (N.J), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan dies How Republicans can embrace environmentalism and win MORE, trailed Trump by as many as 10 percentage points in the survey.

Biden has consistently fared well in polls matching up against Trump both nationally and in early primary states. Biden also holds a lead over all other 2020 Democratic candidates in most polls.

The online survey of 1,998 registered voters was conducted from Aug. 16-18 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.