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Trump Would Lose To Biden, Sanders Or Warren: Poll

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President Donald Trump would lose in the 2020 presidential election to Democrats Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, according to a new poll.

Public Policy Polling found the president would also lose out to potential Democratic candidates Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California.

The survey, carried out among 836 voters from July 14 to 17, gave former Vice President Biden a 54-39 percent victory in a hypothetical contest with Trump. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, came out on top with 52-38, while Warren, a senator from Massachusetts would also secure the White House, according to the PPP poll, with a 49-41 win.

Sanders has already been questioned about his intentions for 2020, including in a Sirius XM interview in July when he was asked if he would rule out running next time around.

"No, I'm not taking it off the table," Sanders said, reports Newsweek. "I just have not made any decisions. And I think it's much too early."

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Sanders is more focused on challenging what he believes are the Trump administration's misguided policies.

"People right now, our job right now, is to not only fight against this disastrous health care proposal," he added. "It is to take on all of Trump's reactionary proposals."

As for Biden, the former vice president triggered speculation about his 2020 plans June 1 when he announced the creation of a political action committee to support Democrats in future elections.

"Folks, the history of the journey of this nation is one of ordinary people doing extraordinary things," Biden said at the time, CNN reported. "We're the people who built the Hoover Dam and the Transcontinental Railroad, landed a man on the moon, cured polio, built the internet and sequenced the human genome. And yes, soon we will be the people who will find a cure for cancer."

CNN interpreted this as material Biden could use in a potential campaign speech.

The PPP poll did not only contain bad news for Trump, but also for the Republican Party. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin won the approval of 24 percent of respondents compared to 57 percent who disapproved, while Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was viewed favorably by 18 percent and unfavorably by 58 percent.

On the generic ballot for the 2018 mid-term elections, Democrats were ahead of Republicans by 50 to 40 percent.

The health care bill discussed in the Senate, which was abandoned July 17, got the support of 20 percent of respondents. Of those polled, 53 percent said they would vote against a member of Congress in 2018 who backed the legislation.

Sources: Public Policy Polling, Newsweek, CNN / Photo credit: The White House/Wikimedia Commons, Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons, US Department of Labor/Wikimedia Commons

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