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Poll: Top 2020 Democrats lead Trump and Pence in Ohio

Poll: Top 2020 Democrats lead Trump and Pence in Ohio
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The top three Democratic White House contenders all lead President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE in Ohio, according to a new Emerson College poll released Thursday.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Biden to seek minimum wage in COVID-19 proposal MORE (I-Vt.) have 6-point leads over Trump (53 percent to 47 percent). Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPorter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters DeVos mulled unilateral student loan forgiveness as COVID-19 wracked economy: memo MORE (D-Mass.) leads Trump by 4 points (52 percent to 48 percent) among the Ohio registered voters surveyed.

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When polling for match-ups with Vice President Pence, Biden leads 54 percent to 46 percent while Sanders and Warren both lead 51 percent to 49 percent.

“At this point, it does not appear that the impeachment issue would significantly impact a Trump candidacy as his numbers are comparable with Pence in the head to head matchups,” Spencer Kimball, director of Emerson Polling, said.

Biden, Sanders and Warren, who are consistently polling in the top three in most national and state-level primary surveys, are buoyed by an underwater approval rating for Trump. Forty-three percent of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 51 percent disapprove. 

Democrats hope to win back Ohio, a historical swing state that Trump won by about 8 points in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFor Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team Millennials and the great reckoning on race Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet MORE. Trump overperformed in the industrial Rust Belt in that cycle, also flipping Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Democrats have indicated that they will pay extra attention to that region in the 2020 election, already scheduling their nominating conference to take place in Milwaukee. 

The Emerson College poll surveyed 837 registered Ohio voters from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.