A new NBC/WSJ poll has all Democrat candidates beating President Trump in hypothetical head to head matchup.
NBC also observes “Biden appears strongest in a general election against the president.”
Looking ahead to the 2020 general election that’s still more than 270 days away, the NBC/WSJ poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading Trump nationally by 6 points among registered voters, 50 percent to 44 percent — though that’s down from Biden’s 9-point advantage in October.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is ahead of Trump by 4 points, 49 percent to 45 percent — a drop from Sanders’ 7-point lead in July.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds a 3-point advantage over Trump, 48 percent to 45 percent, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Trump by 1 point, 46 percent to 45 percent.
The margin of error in the poll is plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.
When the poll narrows the matchup to include only respondents from 11 battleground states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Biden’s lead over Trump is 5 points, 49 percent to 44 percent.
Sanders’ advantage in those states is 3 points (49 percent to 46 percent), and Warren and Buttigieg hold 1-point deficits to Trump (Trump 49 percent, Warren 48 percent; Trump 47 percent, Buttigieg 46 percent).
When it comes to the battle for control of Congress in 2020, Democrats enjoy a 6-point advantage in the poll, with 49 percent of voters preferring a Democratic-controlled Congress and 43 percent wanting Republicans in charge.