The bad news continued for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign this week as both Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden both crushed Trump in a new poll showcasing potential election match-ups.
Trump insists that he is actually ahead in the polls even though his own internal polling showed him losing to Biden in multiple battleground states and even a Fox News poll showed Biden kicking Trump’s a**.
Clearly, Trump is denying reality, and a new poll from SurveyUSA demonstrates that by showing Bernie and Biden with an eight-point lead over Trump if either were to square off in a general election held today.
According to a survey of 5,459 registered voters:
Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders defeat by 8 points Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump, according to research conducted by SurveyUSA
Among suburban women, where the election may be decided, Biden leads Trump by 24 points, Sanders leads Trump by 20 points, Warren leads by 17 points, Harris leads by 16 points, Buttigieg leads by 13 points.
Among critically-important independent voters, Trump leads Buttigieg by 4, leads Harris by 3, runs even with Warren, trails Biden by 6 and trails Sanders by 10.
Bernie and Biden both lead Trump 50-42 percent, but Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also have a narrow lead.
The Sanders campaign hailed the results as proof that Bernie is electable, something the media has failed to point out.
“Yet another poll finds Bernie Sanders would trounce Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir wrote on Twitter. “If it were any other candidate’s name, I believe elite circles would find this consistent stat newsworthy for the electability argument: ‘Sanders comes out atop the Democratic pack among Independent voters, who prefer him to Trump by 10 points.’”
If it were any other candidate’s name, I believe elite circles would find this consistent stat newsworthy for the electability argument:
“Sanders comes out atop the Democratic pack among Independent voters, who prefer him to Trump by 10 points.”
— Faiz (@fshakir) August 11, 2019
Both Bernie and Biden are worthy candidates to challenge Trump in 2020. But it’s important for Democrats to rally around whoever wins the Democratic nomination. The goal should be about defeating Trump. And Democrats are lucky to have a field of strong candidates capable of doing just that.
Trump should be panicking and so should his Republican allies, especially since conservative voters are starting to abandon ship for the Democratic side.
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