Speed Reads

any given candidate

Every major 2020 Democrat beats Trump by at least 9 points in new poll

Yet another poll has emerged suggesting that were the 2020 election held today, every one of the top Democrats could defeat President Trump.

A poll from Quinnipiac released on Wednesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading over Trump by 16 points among registered voters, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads by 14 points, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 12 points, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) by 11 points, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads him by nine points.

This same poll shows that 56 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's job performance — with 50 percent disapproving strongly — and only 30 percent say that Trump is doing more to unite the country than to divide it; that's an all-time low in this poll. With 37 percent of voters saying the economy is getting worse, this is the first time since Trump was elected that more say the economy is getting worse than getting better.

Numerous polls in recent months show Trump losing to every major 2020 Democrat, including one from Quinnipiac in June in which Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was also leading Trump by five points. Biden beat Trump by 13 points in that poll.

Speaking of Biden, after a stunning poll earlier this week showed Biden plunging 13 points and ending up behind Sanders and Warren, Wednesday's poll suggests this result was probably an outlier. The former vice president here not only has the largest lead over Trump but also leads all the Democratic candidates, with 32 percent support compared to Warren's 19 percent and Sanders' 15 percent.

Quinnipiac conducted its poll by speaking to 1,422 registered voters nationwide over the phone from Aug. 21-26. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points, or 4.6 percentage points for the Democratic voter sample. Read the full results at Quinnipiac.