Joe Biden Would Beat Trump in a Fistfight and the 2020 Election, Poll Suggests

Former vice president Joe Biden would come out on top in a fist fight against President Donald Trump—and the 2020 presidential election, a new poll suggests.

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Thirty-seven percent of Americans think Biden would defeat Trump in a fist fight, while 32 percent of respondents would bet on the president. Another 30 percent were unsure of the theoretical fight's outcome. The poll was released on Tuesday and conducted by left-leaning organization Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday.

The three-day national poll started on March 23, a couple days after Biden said that if he and Trump were still in high school, he would take Trump "behind the gym and beat the hell out of him."

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Trump the following day responded by tweeting, "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy."

"Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don't threaten people Joe!" Trump tweeted.

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On Friday, Biden said he shouldn't have uttered those words, "Because I don't want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy."

The shots Biden and Trump fired at each other were viewed by some as a preview of the 2020 election. In that regard, Biden came out even stronger in the poll. Asked if the two men were candidates for president, 56 percent said they would vote for Biden, while only 39 percent would vote for Trump and 6 percent were not sure.

Biden did not run in 2016 due to the death of his son but has, on more than one occasion, said he "may very well" run against Trump in 2020.

It is not the first time that Biden and Trump have exchanged fighting words. Rather, it is a déjà vu of October 2016, when Biden said he wished he could take Trump "behind the gym" for boasting about groping and kissing women without their consent. Trump replied that he would "love" to fight Biden.

The poll included 846 registered voters and had a margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.

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