(CNBC) A year out from November 2020 President Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris nationally according to an average of polls. Still Trump appears to have a better shot of taking the real prize the Electoral College based on surveys of the battleground states that will determine the election winner. President Donald Trump finds himself in a rut in potential matchups with top Democratic challengers a year before the 2020 election polling shows. Former Vice President Joe Biden Sens. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. and Kamala Harris D-Calif. and South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg all hold comfortable leads over the president in hypothetical contests according to RealClearPolitics averages of national surveys. The latest poll of head-to-head races raised eyebrows: an ABC News/Washington Post survey released Tuesday showed all five of the Democratic candidates beating Trump by at least 9 and as many as 17 percentage points a wider margin than in most other polls.