Trump trails top five 2020 Democrats in national poll

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order MORE trails all five Democrats who have consistently ranked in top spots in surveys of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The newest survey shows Trump falling behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' How will COVID-19 affect the Hispanic vote come November? MORE and Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden Julián Castro to become senior advisor for Voto Latino MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks | Biden re-ups criticism of Amazon | House Dem bill seeks to limit microtargeting MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues MORE (D-Calif.), each by double digits.

Biden leads Trump by 16 points while Sanders leads by 14 points, Warren leads by 12 points and Harris leads by 11 points in hypothetical match-ups with Trump.

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The poll found Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris each topping 50 percent support in match-ups against Trump, who does not poll higher than 40 percent in any of the head-to-head scenarios.

The survey also found South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race MORE (D) with a 9-point lead over Trump, 49 to 40 percent, if they were to go head-to-head.

“In hypothetical matchups between President Trump and the top five Democratic presidential candidates, one key number is 40,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Mary Snow.

“It’s the ceiling of support for Trump, no matter the candidate. It hovers close to his job approval rating, which has stayed in a tight range since being elected," she added. 

The survey comes as Democrats weigh the electability of various candidates against Trump.

However, the Quinnipiac University survey could further cut into Biden’s argument that he is the only Democrat running who could unseat Trump next year.

A separate Monmouth University survey released earlier this week found Biden's long-time lead in the primary field having shrunk, raising questions about his electability argument.

Still, a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday found Biden with a solid lead in the Democratic race, pulling 32 percent support compared to 19 percent for Warren and 15 percent for Sanders.

Biden's camp has sought to highlight the former vice president's appeal for a general election.

“So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so-and-so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump,” Jill Biden, Joe Biden's wife, said last week.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,422 registered voters from Aug. 21 to 26 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.