Rasmussen poll: Trump leads Sanders by 7 points in general election matchup

Rasmussen poll: Trump leads Sanders by 7 points in general election matchup
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A recent survey released Wednesday shows that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE would defeat Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) by 7 points in a general election should the election take place today.

In a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday, Sanders trailed Trump 50 percent to 43 percent in a hypothetical general election matchup, with 7 percent of voters remaining undecided.

According to FiveThirtyEight pollster ratings, Rasmussen has a mean-reverted Republican bias of 1.5 points. 

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Twenty-two percent of registered Democrats in the poll said that they would support Trump for reelection in the poll, and the president led Sanders among independent voters.

Sanders wins six in 10 black voters in the poll, but trails Trump among white voters, other minority groups and male voters according to Rasmussen's press release.

Other national polls have shown Sanders leading Trump, along with other leading Democratic candidates including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE (D) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, all three of whom held similar single-digit leads over the president in hypothetical matchups polled by Reuters/Ipsos this week.

The Rasmussen survey contacted 1,000 likely voters between Feb. 24-25 with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.