New Poll Finds Biden Would Beat Trump in Hypothetical Matchup

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Posted: Aug 01, 2018 8:43 AM
New Poll Finds Biden Would Beat Trump in Hypothetical Matchup

Former Vice President Joe Biden would beat President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 matchup, according to a new poll.

Politico/Morning Consult found Biden would be 7 points ahead of the current commander in chief, with 44 percent of registered voters saying they’d support the former VP compared to 37 percent who said they’d vote to reelect Trump.

Registered Democrats favored a generic candidate over Biden by 9 points, with 89 percent saying they would vote for a generic Democrat compared to 80 percent who said they would vote for Biden.

Republicans overwhelmingly would vote to reelect Trump, with 78 percent telling pollsters they’d support him.

The poll surveyed 1,993 registered voters from July 26 to July 30.

Trump said earlier this month that he hopes to run against the former vice president, telling CBS’s Jeff Glor, “I dream about [running against] Biden.”

“That's a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have it be Biden,” he said. 

“Biden never by himself could ever do anything. President Obama took him, made him vice president and he was fine. But you go back and look at how he succeeded in running, when he ran two or three times, I don't think he ever … broke one. He was at the … 1 percent or less level,” Trump added.

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While Biden has not confirmed whether he will run for president, he’s been put forward as a possible Democratic nominee in 2020. 

Expect to see many more polls like this in the weeks and months to come. Of course you remember that just days before the 2016 presidential election pollsters and statisticians put Clinton's odds of winning between 75 and 99 percent. So take these surveys with a grain of salt.