Six Democratic Candidates, Including Pete Buttigieg, Would Beat Trump in 2020, Poll Finds

A new poll from Quinnipiac University found that the six leading Democratic presidential candidates, including openly gay Pete Buttigieg, would beat Donald Trump if elected to the Democratic ticket.

According to the poll, which surveyed 1,214 voters nationwide, President Trump would garner about 42 percent of the vote, while the mayor of South Bend, Indiana would beat him with 47 percent.

Buttigieg’s numbers are similar to that of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who is also garnered 47 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders take the lead with 53 percent and 51 percent, respectively.

Female candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, senators from California and Massachusetts, respectively, both poll at 49 percent.

“The head-to-head matchups give this heads up to President Donald Trump’s team: Former Vice President Joseph Biden and other Democratic contenders would beat the president if the election were held today,” said Tim Mallow, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.  “That said, the Trump bump to 42 percent job approval is nothing to sniff at. It’s one point shy of the best Quinnipiac University survey number ever for President Trump.”

Not only is Biden appear to be the best option for beating President Trump, but he also leads the presidential primary race with 30 percent of Democrats supporting him. Following is Sanders with 19 percent, Warren with 15 percent, Buttigieg with 8 percent, Harris with 7 percent, and former US Representative Beto O’Rourke with 3 percent.