Trump trails Bullock in Montana but leads other top 2020 Democrats

Trump trails Bullock in Montana but leads other top 2020 Democrats
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE is trailing Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockBrent Budowsky: Bloomberg should give billion to Democrats Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far Kamala Harris dropped out, but let's keep her mental health plan alive MORE (D) in Montana, a state both candidates won in 2016, according to a University of Montana poll, but holds a lead over the top-tier Democratic candidates.

Fifty-two percent of Montana voters said they would vote for Bullock in a head-to-head matchup with the president, while 48 percent said they would go for Trump. 

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The same poll found Trump leading former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE as well as Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' On The Money: Stocks close with steep losses driven by coronavirus fears | Tax season could bring more refund confusion | Trump's new wins for farmers may not undo trade damage Overnight Energy: Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide | Trump's latest wins for farmers may not undo trade damage | Amazon employees defy company to speak on climate change MORE (D-Mass.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP Iowa senator suggests Trump impeachment defense could hurt Biden at caucuses On The Money: Stocks close with steep losses driven by coronavirus fears | Tax season could bring more refund confusion | Trump's new wins for farmers may not undo trade damage Sanders launches first TV ads in Nevada MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Harris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? MORE (D-Calif.) in the traditionally red state.

Biden was the closest top-tier candidate, trailing Trump by 7 percentage points

Trump won Montana with roughly 56 percent of the state's vote in 2016, while Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — NFL social media accounts hacked | Dem questions border chief over controversial Facebook group | Clinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views Clinton on Sanders comments: 'I wasn't thinking about the election' MORE garnered roughly 35 percent of the vote. 

Bullock was reelected to a second term in the governor's mansion that same year, winning 50 percent of the vote.

The governor has touted his 2016 victory in the red state, saying it makes him qualified to take on Trump in 2020. 

“We’ve got to make sure whoever we nominate can not only win those places that Democrats always win but also take back the Michigans, the Wisconsins and the Pennsylvanias,” Bullock said last month, according to Roll Call. “This is about math at the end of the day.”

However, Bullock has trailed in national polls and fundraising. He did not meet the qualifications for the October debate in Ohio. 

The University of Montana polled surveyed 303 registered voters from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3. The margin of error is plus or minus 5.63 percentage points.