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New poll says Biden is the only Democrat with a comfortable lead against Trump

Business Insider | Jul 8, 2019, 12.50AM IST

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  • Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democratic contender for the 2020 Election who holds a comfortable lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new poll.
  • Biden led Trump by 10 points, well ahead of other Democratic contenders that scored even or within two points of the president.
  • The poll's results come as Trump and Biden ramp up hurling public insults at each other.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democratic contender for the 2020 Election who holds a comfortable lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new poll.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll found Biden would lead Trump by 53% to 43% among registered voters who responded as if the election was held today.

California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held narrow leads over Trump, pulling two points and one point, respectively above the president. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tied with Trump.

The poll's timing is worth noting, as it was taken between June 28 and July 1, while Trump was at the G20 Summit and days before Biden said he was blindsided by a confrontation from Harris on his past vote that opposed desegregation busing.

Read more: Joe Biden says he was blindsided by Kamala Harris going after him on racial issues at the first Democratic debate

NBC News reported last month that Trump's re-election campaign let go of internal pollsters after leaked results showed the president trailing former Biden in critical states for the election.

That was the latest discouraging development for Trump, including results reported by the New York Times earlier this month and data obtained by ABC News showing Trump trailing Biden in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida.

The two have traded public barbs as the race heats up, with Biden calling Trump a "bully" and the president lashing out at Biden as a "reclamation project."

"Some things are just not salvageable," Trump wrote in part of a tweet that knocked Biden's bid for president.

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