Poll: Joe Biden Leading Trump By 17 Points, 16 Percent Of Republican-Leaning Voters Would Vote For Biden


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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden in a remarkably strong position against President Donald Trump a year away from the election.

According to the poll, Biden leads Trump by 17 percentage points among voters in general. ABC also reports that “16% of leaned Republicans say they’d defect to Biden.”

The poll indicates a strong gender gap when it comes to support for Democratic candidates, with Biden leading Trump by 30 points with female voters, but in a close race with male voters.

Finally, the poll shows that the major Democratic candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris, are beating Trump in general election polls.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on November 1, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen presidential are expected to speak at the event addressing over 12,000 people. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Recent polling has not been a good indicator for Trump’s chances in 2020. A previous ABC News/WaPo poll also demonstrated that many women want Trump impeached, with 56 percent of women in general saying they want the president impeached and removed from office.

A Fox News poll released Sunday also showed Biden and Sanders leading Trump. The Fox poll also indicated that 49 percent of Americans favored having the president impeached and removed from office. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: We Asked Every GOP Senator About Impeachment. Seven Ruled It Out.)

That is just slightly down from Fox’s poll last month that indicated 51 percent of Americans want him removed from office.