The battleground state of Pennsylvania is setting up to be a tight race in November, with President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE in a statistical tie in theoretical head-to-head match-ups with each of the top Democratic presidential candidates in the state, according to a new poll.
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE (I-Vt.) fares best among Democratic candidates against Trump in Pennsylvania, based on the Muhlenberg College poll released Thursday.
Sanders, who is leading the field after the early voting states, has 49 percent of the vote compared with Trump’s 46 percent in the head-to-head match-up. The candidates are in statistical dead-heat, falling within the poll’s 5.5 percentage point margin of error.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing Republican spin on Biden is off the mark MORE (D-Mass.) each tie Trump in the mock election poll, both getting the same 47 percent as Trump in the match-up.
Biden and Warren had each had a lead over Trump in a November poll, but their support shrank as Trump’s slightly grew putting them in a tie with the Republican incumbent.
When matched against Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Biden holds meetings to resurrect his spending plan MORE (D-Minn.), Trump received 45 percent compared with the senator’s 44 percent, based on the poll.
Trump got 46 percent when paired against former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Unanswered questions remain for Buttigieg, Biden on supply chain catastrophe Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave MORE who received 45 percent.
Trump has the largest lead over former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Trump received 48 percent support compared with Bloomberg’s 45 percent in the poll. Trump’s lead is still within the poll’s margin of error.
Despite Trump’s slight lead or tie against the Democrats, the same poll found 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters said Trump does not deserve to be reelected and 42 percent said he does.
Pennsylvania is among states in the Democratic National Committee’s Battleground Build-Up 2020 program. The party will spend millions of dollars in the states to prepare for the eventual nominee’s race against Trump.
Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE in 2016.
The poll surveyed 424 registered voters in Pennsylvania between Feb. 12 and 20. Forty-seven percent of the poll’s respondents identified as Democrats, 40 percent identified as Republicans and 11 percent identified as independent. The poll is weighted for gender, age, region, party, race and education.