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Poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 7 points in hypothetical 2020 matchup

A new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 matchup. (Getty Images)

A new poll has former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 presidential matchup.

What are the details of the poll?

According to the Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday, Biden topped Trump by 7 points in the hypothetical matchup.

The poll reported that 44 percent of registered voters said they would support Biden in the next election cycle, while 37 percent said they would support Trump's re-election.

The poll's findings also reported that a generic candidate would perform better against Trump over Biden among registered Democratic voters.

According to the poll, 89 percent of Democrats said that they would vote for a generic candidate from the Democratic Party over the 80 percent who said that they would vote for Biden.

The poll reported that 78 percent of Republicans surveyed would vote to re-elect Trump in 2020.

The poll surveyed 1,993 registered voters from July 26 to July 30. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

So is Biden actually going to run?

Biden reportedly plans to let voters know whether he will run by January.

A June poll revealed that Biden topped possible 2020 Democratic contenders, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Has Trump said anything about the possibility of a Biden bid?

During a July interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor, Trump named Biden as his "dream" opponent.

“Well, I dream, I dream about Biden,” Trump said. “That’s a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did.”

Trump added that he’d absolutely love for the Democratic presidential candidate to be Biden.

“Biden never by himself could never do anything,” Trump said. “President Obama took him, made him vice president and he was fine. But you go back and look at how he succeeded in running, when he ran two or three times, I don’t think he ever break — broke one. He was at the one or less level, 1 percent or less level.”

Trump and Biden notably butted heads in March after the former vice president said that he would have “beat the hell out of” Trump had they been in high school together.

Biden's remarks came during a student rally against sexual assault and gender-based violence, pointing to Trump’s infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape.

Trump later fired back at Biden’s comments on Twitter, saying, “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!”

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