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New survey finds Trump trailing Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders in hypothetical match-up

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If elections were held today former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders would beat President Donald Trump by double-digits in a hypothetical match-up, according to a new poll by Morning Consult and Politico.

The survey, conducted Aug. 16-18, 2018 among 1,974 registered voters, also asks Americans about their views on Omarosa Manigault Newman book.

In a field of potential 2020 Democratic challengers, Bernie Sanders (42 percent-32 percent) and Joe Biden (43 percent-31 percent) perform similarly against Trump if the election occurred today.

Sanders leads Trump among women (46 percent-28 percent), millennials (53 percent-26 percent), Democrats (74 percent-7 percent), and independents (42 percent-26 percent). Both candidates fare identically with liberals, Republicans, and Trump voters.

Elizabeth Warren also holds a slight edge against Trump (34 percent-30 percent)

Opinions on whether Omarosa’s book is credible is a mixed bag with 39 percent of voters say the revelations are not credible, compared to 35 percent who say credible (14 percent don’t know or have no opinion).

Among Democrats (59 percent) were most likely to say the revelations are credible, versus 27 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans who say the same

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A 49 percent plurality say the President’s tweet calling Omarosa a “dog” was sexist 47 percent say it is racist.

Following Omarosa’s allegations, the number of voters who call President Trump “racist, sexist, and thin-skinned” rose slightly:

51 percent say he is racist, 45 percent said the same one month ago

57 percent say he is sexist, 52 percent said the same one month ago

51 percent say he is thin-skinned, 45 percent said the same one month ago

Nearly half of voters (48 percent) believe Trump’s tweets (48 percent) represent the official views of the Administration

37 percent of Republicans say Trump’s tweets represent the Administration

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This week, 74 percent say he uses Twitter too much, compared to 13 percent who say about the right amount, and 2 percent who say not enough

64 percent say his use of Twitter is a bad thing, compared to 18percent who say a good thing

The full results are also available at


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