Poll: Trump trails five 2020 Democratic contenders head-to-head

Poll: Trump trails five 2020 Democratic contenders head-to-head
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Five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE in head-to-head match-ups, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE with a comfortable 16-point lead over Trump among all survey respondents.

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Other Democrats with double-digit leads over Trump are Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Krystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (I-Vt.) by 12 points and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (D-Mass.) by 11 points.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul Buttigieg2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE also hold leads over the president.

Biden, the current front-runner in the crowded Democratic field, has maintained a steady lead over Trump in the poll, beating the president by 10 points when the poll was conducted in July.

Among registered voters, Biden leads Trump by 15 points, and Sanders has a 9-point edge.

ABC News notes that the changes in the poll could be due to declines in Trump’s support rather than gains by any of the individual Democrats.

The survey found Trump has an unfavorable rating of 57 percent compared to a favorability rating of 40 percent.

The poll is in line with several national polls that have shown Trump trailing several Democratic candidates, most notably Biden.

Trump has repeatedly slammed the polls, instead referring to his own internal polling, which he says is more favorable. 

Trump on Wednesday slammed the poll in a tweet, calling it "a phony suppression poll, meant to build up their Democrat partners."

The Washington Post/ABC News poll was conducted over the phone from Sept. 2-5 and surveyed a random national sample of 1,003 adults. The margin of error for the poll is 3.5 percentage points.