Trump Leads Gillibrand, Klobuchar by 7; Buttigieg by 9; Yang by 12

President Trump holds single digit leads over a number of lesser known Democratic challengers. When paired against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a poll found that Trump has a 36% to 29% advantage. Thirteen percent (13%) would vote for someone else. The rest either aren’t sure or would not vote. Trump also has a seven-point advantage over Senator Amy Klobuchar (37% to 30%).

Data released earlier showed that former Vice President Joe Biden leads the president by nine points. Senator Bernie Sanders has a modest lead over the president while Trump leads a number of other Democrats. Biden currently leads the race for the Democratic nomination, but there is a long way to go and a crowded field.

As of April 8, Biden leads in terms of social media chatter as well. Our social media monitoring results are updated daily at 4:00 a.m. Eastern.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been generating a lot of buzz on the campaign trail lately and it’s reflected in high levels of social media chatter. He currently trails the president in a general election match-up by 9 (37% to 28%).

In considering poll results for candidates other than the frontrunner, it’s important to recognize that their general election polling would improve dramatically if they won the nomination. Partly that’s because they would increase in stature by defeating better known candidates like Biden. There are other factors as well. For example, Gillibrand leads Trump by a 55% to 9% margin among Democrats. If she were the Democratic nominee, that support would increase significantly (see crosstab results).

Other match-ups show that Trump leads John Delaney by 10 (37% to 27%), Marianne Williamson by 11 (37% to 26%), Andrew Yang by 12 (37% to 25%),  Governor John Hickenlooper by 12 (37% to 25%) and Tulsi Gabbard by 13 (38% to 25%).

Generally speaking, these results are little changed from March. However, Hickenlooper, Gabbard, and Yang trail by somewhat larger margins (see March results). releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted April 3-4, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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