The latest Quinnipiac University poll found that every Democratic Party frontrunner would defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today.
The Quinnipiac national polling data of 2020 presidential candidates published on Tuesday found former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all would win against Trump by at least 7 percentage points. Biden is shown beating Trump by a margin of 51 to 40 percent, Sanders tops Trump at 49 to 42 percentage points and Warren would win against Trump by 49 to 41 percent.
The gap between the Democratic contenders and Trump has diminished since polling conducted on August 28, with Biden having produced the largest margin of victory two months ago of 54 to 38 favorability percentage points.
Among Americans likely to vote in the Democratic primaries, Warren leads with the pack with 29 percent, Biden in second with 26 percent, Sanders in third with 16 percent and trailing much further behind is South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with just 4 percent.
Warren has seen the steadiest increases since September while Biden has fallen and Sanders has remained the same. Buttigieg has seen the steadiest drop-off in support.
The national poll found registered voters in the United States are still solidly divided on the impeachment and removal of Trump from office, with 45 percent agreeing he should be ousted and 49 percent opposing the potential move. But a majority of voters, 53 percent, continue to support the House impeachment inquiry being led by California Democrat Adam Schiff to determine if charges should be brought against the president.
Only a slight majority, 51 percent, of Americans said they believe the impeachment inquiry is a legitimate investigation.
One-third, 33 percent, of voters said they believe Trump asked foreign governments to investigate Biden or expose corruption within his family. About half, 48 percent, of registered voters said they believe Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden because he is a political rival in the upcoming election.
"Despite a week of blistering partisan exchanges, the sound and fury over whistle blowers and impeachment, the needle hardly moves," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. "The country remains closely divided on whether to impeach and remove President Trump from office, and his base remains granite solid."
Earlier on Tuesday, a poll conducted by The Washington Post and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government found that 58 percent of randomly sampled Americans support the impeachment inquiry into Trump. But despite the swirling impeachment discussion and escalating foreign tensions, a Hill-HarrisX tracking poll released last week found 49 percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing--the highest level he has reached in 2019.
The Quinnipiac poll released this week surveyed 1,483 self-identified registered voters across the country and has a +/- 3.1 percentage point margin of error.