The latest Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 11 points in a potential 2020 matchup.
What were the results of the poll?
The poll, published Wednesday, finds that 46 percent of voters would support the former vice president in a 2020 matchup, as opposed to 35 percent who would throw their support to Trump.
However, a matchup between Trump and an undetermined Democrat yields an even greater gap: the Democrat would receive 48 percent of the vote, while Trump would receive 34 percent of the vote.
White voters were almost evenly split in the matchup. According to the poll, 41 percent of white voters would support Biden and 40 percent would support Trump.
One in five voters was undecided.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden has the upper hand in a hypothetical matchup against President Donald Trump, but he underperforms compared with a generic Democrat,” Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer, said. “Notably, 86 percent of Democrats say they would vote for a generic Democrat over Trump, but only 78 percent of Democrats say they prefer Biden over Trump.”
The poll, which was conducted from Nov. 9-11 and surveyed the opinions of 1,993 registered voters. The poll’s margin of error was +/-2 percent.
Has Biden discussed a 2020 run?
Biden on Monday revealed that he wasn’t “closing the door” on a 2020 presidential run.
During an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Biden said, “I honest to God haven’t made up my mind about that. I’m not closing the door. I’ve been around too long.”
Biden added that he is “a great respecter of fate,” but is unsure “what the situation is going to be” in 18 months’ time.
“I don’t have any idea,” he said. “I’m in good health now. I’m in good shape, but I just don’t know. Honest to God, that’s the truth.