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Iowa Poll Shows Trump Dominating in Head-To-Head Battle Against Kasich, Trailing Behind Biden

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Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the best option Democrats have at beating President Donald Trump heading into the 2020 election, according to a poll of Iowa voters published Saturday.

Biden would beat Trump in a squeaker, pulling in 51 percent of the vote to the president’s 49 percent, Emerson College found in a survey conducted Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.

The poll’s results show other Democratic candidates have their work cut out for them in terms of name recognition.

Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Kamala Harris of California earned enough support in the survey to fall within the research’s margin of error. Biden holds a nearly 20-point advantage over Warren in the Hawkeye State.

The Democratic Iowa Caucus is a year away.

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The poll also finds Trump would best potential Republican candidate and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a head-to-head-match-up in Iowa: 90 percent to 10 percent. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s potential candidacy would be a death knell for Warren, according to the poll, which surveyed 831 voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points

Other recent polls have made similar discoveries.

Biden holds a high favorability rating among black people (70 percent), white people without a college education (71 percent), and white people with a college education (83 percent), an NPR-PBS poll published in January noted. His numbers are sky-high compared to Harris and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

Gillibrand announced her intent to run for office Tuesday during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Some Republicans, meanwhile, worry Biden poses the biggest threat to Trump.

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters in December that the former vice president might be what the Democratic Party needs to win in 2020 despite being a flawed candidate.

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