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Donald Trump Just Predicted He'll Beat Joe Biden 'Easily' But This Brand New Poll Says Otherwise

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After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

It wasn't long before President Donald Trump responded via Twitter, deriding Biden with the nickname "Sleepy Joe."


Trump chastised Biden again while speaking with reporters on the White House lawn:

"Well I think that I just feel like a young man...I am a young, vibrant man. I look at Joe, and I don't know about him," the president said. When asked how he intended to beat Biden, Trump responded: "I would say easily."

However, the first poll since Biden's announcement spells bad news for Trump.

The survey, conducted by Hill-HarrisX, surveyed 1,000 registered voters. Biden bested Trump, 43 percent to 37 percent, indicating that an election between the two may pose more of a challenge to Trump than expected.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump performed the strongest with voters over 50, while Biden performed the best with voters 35-49, while still defeating Trump among voters under 35.

Many expressed support for Biden in response to the poll.

Some reminded others of a lesson learned the hard way in 2016.

The assurance of polls should never outweigh the importance of action.