Washington (CNN)A recent poll found that former Vice President Joe Biden is the only 2020 Democratic candidate to hold a wide lead over President Donald Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup.
The latest poll of registered voters, released Sunday, suggests Biden’s appeal hasn’t faded in a general election matchup with the President, despite his position weakening some in polling of the Democratic nomination battle — as shown in a CNN poll earlier this week.
Foundational to Biden’s 10 point lead over Trump in the Washington Post-ABC News poll is a strong support among independent and self-identified moderate respondents — Biden found a seven point lead among independents and a 28 point lead over Trump among moderates.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll also found that Trump’s approval ratings — which have risen compared with previous polls conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News — is largely buoyed by strong economic numbers, despite a majority of Americans still disapproving of his performance in office.
The poll found that among issues that voters care about, the economy is the lone issue where Trump pulls positive numbers, with 51% of adult respondents saying they approve of the way he has dealt with economic issues. Asked how much credit Trump deserves for the state of the economy, 47% of respondents say a “great deal” or a “good amount.”
The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by landline and cell phone. It had a margin of error ±4% points for its sample of 875 registered voters and ±3.5% among its full sample of 1,008 adults.