Poll finds Trump leading Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg in Georgia

Poll finds Trump leading Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg in Georgia

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE holds leads over all the top Democratic White House contenders in the battleground state of Georgia, according to a new Mason Dixon poll released Wednesday.

Trump has a 51 percent to 44 percent lead over former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system MORE, his slimmest margin in the Peach State.

He has a 52 percent to 43 percent edge over former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDo progressives prefer Trump to compromise? DOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda MORE, a 52 percent to 42 percent lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDo progressives prefer Trump to compromise? Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks MORE (I-Vt.) and a 54 percent to 40 percent advantage over Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn defense of share buybacks Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo In Washington, the road almost never taken MORE (D-Mass.) among Georgia registered voters.

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Trump’s leads are buoyed by strong support among traditional Republican demographics and only slim disadvantages among voting blocs that traditionally support Democrats. The president has a double-digit lead with male voters, and only trails three of his Democratic rivals by single digits with women voters. Trump tops Warren among women voters in Georgia in the poll by 1 point.

“Currently, it appears that they continue to face an uphill battle heading into the 2020 election, at least when it comes to the presidential election,” wrote Mason Dixon’s pollsters, referring to the four Democratic candidates surveyed. 

Georgia has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992, but Democrats are hopeful they can make gains in the state. Democrat Stacey Abrams lost the gubernatorial race in Georgia in a close contest in 2018, and Democrats are also emboldened by new residents flocking to the state and rising voter engagement. 

Trump won Georgia by just over 5 points over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE in 2016.

Georgia will hold its Democratic presidential primary to help pick Trump’s general election challenger on March 24.

The Mason Dixon poll surveyed 625 registered Georgia voters from Dec. 19-23 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.