USA Today-Suffolk University poll shows Trump ahead of Democratic rivals

President Trump topped several top-tier Democratic presidential candidates in a national poll released Monday.

A USA Today-Suffolk University poll found that Trump maintained a lead over the front-runners: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He also led former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Trump had the smallest lead against Biden, beating him by 3 percentage points. Trump had a 5 percentage point lead when pitted against Sanders.

The president won against Warren by 8 percentage points, against Bloomberg by 9 percentage points and against Buttigieg by 10 percentage points.

Unnamed third-party candidates received between 11 and 15 percent in these theoretical matchups, indicating they may play a big role in the election.

The president won among male voters, but the majority or plurality of female voters went against him in these matchups. The Democratic candidates were successful with voters between 18 and 34 years old, while Trump won among voters over the age of 35.

These theoretical wins come as the House prepares to vote to impeach the president Wednesday.

USA Today noted that polls a year out from the election are not always reliable, especially as the Democratic nominee is not finalized.

The poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters between Dec. 10 and Dec. 14. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.