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 TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE would defeat Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Progressives like Turner should reconsider running as Democrats Senate Democrats to introduce measure taxing major polluters Biden called Shontel Brown to congratulate her after Ohio primary win 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 nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland 10 dead after overloaded van crashes in south Texas Majority of New York state Assembly support beginning process to impeach Cuomo: AP 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.