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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California MORE holds a double-digit lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation 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 SandersButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California On The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Following school shooting, Biden speaks out: 'We have to protect these kids' MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Overnight Health Care: Cigarette smoking rates at new low | Spread of vaping illness slowing | Dems in Congress push to block Trump abortion rule Democratic senators introduce bill to push ICE to stop 'overuse' of solitary confinement 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.