Trump gains ground in head-to-head match-ups against 2020 Democrats: poll


The lead that some 2020 Democrats had in some polls in head-to-head matchups with President Trump has shrunk as the impeachment trial for the president has gotten underway in the Senate, according to a new poll.

An ABC News-Langer Research Associates poll released Monday found Trump trailing the top 2020 Democratic contenders by just a few percentage points in potential head-to-head White House match-ups, with former Vice President Joe Biden with the largest lead over Trump among registered voters by 4 percentage points (50 percent to 46 percent). In a previous ABC poll, Biden led the president by nearly 20 percentage points, 56 percent to 39.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who has surged to the top of a number of polls in Iowa and New Hampshire as well as nationally, led Trump by just two points (49 percent to 47 percent) in a head-to-head match-up gauged by the poll. He previously led Trump by the same percentage as Biden in September, 56 percent to 39.

Other 2020 Democrats fared worse than the top two contenders: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tied Trump at 48 percent among respondents, while former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) trailed the president by three percentage points (45 percent-48 percent).

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) who has risen in some recent polling and recently shared an endorsement from The New York Times with Warren, led Trump by one point, 48 percent to 47 percent, in the poll.

The ABC News-Langer Research Associated poll surveyed 1,004 U.S. adults in English and Spanish over landlines and cellphones. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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