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Biden tops Democratic field in head-to-head match-ups against Trump

Biden tops Democratic field in head-to-head match-ups against Trump
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Biden transition adds new members to coronavirus task force MORE has the biggest lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new poll. 

Biden leads Trump by 6 points in a head-to-head match-up, with 46 percent support compared to Trump’s 40 percent, according to the Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Inequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift In defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism MORE (I-Vt.) and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE also lead Trump in the poll. Sanders has a 2-point lead, at 44 percent compared to Trump’s 42 percent. Bloomberg also has a 2-point lead, at 43 percent compared to Trump’s 41 percent. 

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Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE has a slim 1-point lead over Trump, which is within the survey's margin of error. Buttigieg gets 42 percent compared to Trump’s 41 percent when placed in a head-to-head match-up. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenInequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Mass.) trails Trump by 1 point, which also falls within the margin of error, with the senator at 42 percent compared to the president's 43 percent. 

A Morning Consult survey of more than 17,000 Democratic primary voters nationwide also found that Biden is leading the party's 2020 field, with 31 percent saying the former vice president is their first choice.

Sanders trails in second at 23 percent, with Warren behind him at 14 percent, based on the poll. 

Buttigieg trails in fourth at 8 percent, with Bloomberg, a late entry to the race, at 7 percent, based on the poll.  

The poll was conducted between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5. The head-to-head match-up survey polled between 8,242 and 8,574 registered voters and has a margin of error of 1 percentage point.