Poll: Trump Gains Support From Independents During Impeachment Battle

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President Donald Trump appears to be gaining support among independents over his 2020 Democratic presidential rivals.

A new IBD/TIPP poll published Monday by Investor’s Business Daily shows Biden’s lead over Trump with independents has shrunk to 46% to 45%. Last month, Biden had led Trump 55% to 37%. (RELATED: Biden’s Poll Numbers Drop As He Tells Voters ‘I’m Not Going Nuts’)

US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2019 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on October 4, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

In a head-to-head matchup with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Trumps leads Warren 49% to 43%, and Sanders 48% to 44%, among Independents.

Previously, Warren had led Trump for the same demographic by two percentage points, and Sanders beat him by nine points.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 that her party would launch an official impeachment inquiry over Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. A day later, the White House released the transcript of the call between the two leaders.

The poll was conducted from Sept. 26th to Oct. 3rd among 900 adults via phones and landlines. The margin of error is +/- 3.3%

According to RealClearPolitics polling average, Biden’s lead in the Democratic primary has shrunk to 26.3% with Warren right behind him at 26%, followed by Sanders at 14.3%.