Readers may recall that the liberal media seemed to take great glee in reporting polls over the summer and early fall that showed many, if not all, of the 2020 Democratic contenders would defeat Trump in the upcoming election.
But that was before Democrats went all-in on impeachment over the contrived controversy that is the Ukraine issue, in which Trump is alleged to have committed impeachable offenses like abusing his executive power and obstructing a Congressional investigation.
According to the USA Today poll of 1,000 registered voters, which was conducted Tuesday through Saturday last week, Trump now enjoys a 3-point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden — who remains the front-runner among Democrats — of 44-41 percent.
Considering the poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, that could be considered a statistical tie. But Trump’s leads against the other 2020 Democrats were wider.
In matchups against the next two top-tier contenders, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, the president led those candidates by 5 and 8 points, respectively, 44-39 percent and 45-37 percent.
Rounding out the top five of the Democrat contenders were South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Trump would hypothetically defeat Buttigieg by 10 points, 43-33 percent, while he would beat Bloomberg by 9 points, 43-34 percent.