Biden holds 12-point lead over Trump in head-to-head poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Budowsky: Donald, Boris, Bibi — The right in retreat MORE holds a double-digit lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Biden, the Democratic front-runner, leads Trump by 12 points in an Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll, with the former vice president supported by 54 percent of poll respondents. The margin is a 1 point drop for Biden over Trump between August and July, when Biden held a 13-point margin over Trump in the same poll.

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Other top Democratic 2020 contenders, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Media and candidates should be ashamed that they don't talk about obesity MORE (D-Calif.), also hold leads over Trump, albeit by single digits.

Sanders was supported by 49 percent of poll respondents, compared to 45 percent for Trump, while Warren and Harris led 49 percent to 46 percent for Trump, in a hypothetical general election contest.

Both Biden and Sanders held strong leads over the president among independent voters, according to the poll, with both men winning more than 50 percent of independent voters in head-to-head match-ups with Trump.

Warren, meanwhile, struggled in that demographic, winning the support of just 47 percent of independent voters to 45 percent for Trump.

The match-up polling measured responses from 848 registered voters collected from Aug. 22-30, with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.