Five of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls would defeat President Trump if the election were held “today,” with Joe Biden leading Trump by 10 percentage points, according to a new poll released Sunday.
Biden tops Trump 49 percent to 39 percent, the Fox News Poll found, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders 49 to 40 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 43 to 41 percent, Sen. Kamala Harris at 42 to 41 percent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 41 to 40 percent.
The former vice president also leads the field of Democratic contenders with 32 percent of the support.
Sanders, who came in second, saw his support fall from 23 percent in March to 13 percent.
But Warren and Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., both increased their level of support, with Warren going from 4 percent in March to 9 percent and Buttigieg surging from 1 percent in March to 8 percent.
Asked what’s more important to them in deciding which Democratic hopeful they would vote for, 45 percent went with the person “who can defeat Donald Trump,” while 52 percent said a candidate with “high ethical standards,” and 2 percent didn’t know.
Asked which quality they would be looking for, 72 percent of the registered voters said the one who will provide “steady, reliable leadership,” 25 percent said a candidate “with a bold, new agenda” and 3 percent didn’t know.
On the question of what their reaction would be if Trump won a second term, 21 percent said “enthusiastic,” 15 percent said “pleased,” 13 percent were “neutral,” 20 percent opted for “displeased,” 30 percent went with “scared,” and 1 percent didn’t know.
The poll surveyed 1,001 registered voters nationally between June 9-12 by landline and cell phones. It has a plus/minus 3 percent point margin of error.
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