Biden, Sanders lead Trump in hypothetical match-ups: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) lead President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE  in hypothetical 2020 match-ups, according to a new national survey.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday found Biden leads Trump by 7 points, 42 percent to 35 percent. Twenty-three percent said they didn’t know yet or didn’t have an opinion.

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Pollsters found that Biden held a 7-point lead over Trump in the poll among women, compared to a 2-point lead over the president among men. Trump held a slight lead among white voters who responded to the poll, with a 2-point edge over Biden. However, the former vice president held a commanding lead among black voters, bringing in 69 percent of their vote compared to just 6 percent for Trump.

Sanders held a 5-point lead over Trump in a possible match-up, according to the poll.

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) tied with Trump, with both receiving 35 percent from respondents.

Other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (N.J), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE, trailed Trump by as many as 10 percentage points in the survey.

Biden has consistently fared well in polls matching up against Trump both nationally and in early primary states. Biden also holds a lead over all other 2020 Democratic candidates in most polls.

The online survey of 1,998 registered voters was conducted from Aug. 16-18 and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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