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Poll: Four Democrats beat Trump by double digits in Virginia

Four Democratic presidential candidates beat President Trump by double digits in a general election mock-up in Virginia, according to a new poll. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden had the biggest lead over Trump, at 18 points, according to a University of Mary Washington poll released Thursday. Biden had 55 percent compared to Trump's 37 percent. 

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) both beat Trump by 15 points, with 53 percent of support from Virginia voters compared to Trump's 38 percent. 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led Trump by 12 points in the state, with 50 percent compared to the president's 38 percent, based on the poll. 

No other candidates were listed in the published poll. The Hill reached out to clarify if the poll surveyed voters about other primary candidates, but the professor to whom the poll directs questions was not immediately available.

The poll was conducted by Research America Inc. between Sept. 3-15. It surveyed 1,009 adults 18 or over in Virginia. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points, and the results are weighted to correct "known demographic discrepancies." 

The poll was conducted before the House launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

On Tuesday Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the official inquiry, amid new allegations that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Biden. A copy of a whistleblower complaint released Thursday also alleges White House officials were directed to remove electronic transcripts of Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

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