Trump would be trampled in a hypothetical election by Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders and would also lose to Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, and Kamala Harris by a narrower margin.
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (“PPP”) released the results of a new poll in a report titled: “Health Care a Mine Field for Republicans; Many Trump Voters in Denial on Russia.”
Finding that health care continues to be “a mine field for the GOP,” and that “most Trump voters are just choosing not to acknowledge the Russia story,” PPP went also reported on possible outcomes of a hypothetical 2020 presidential election.
Noting that “Trump does a lot of losing in our poll,” PPP reports that voters wish that Barack Obama was president by a margin of 53 percent to 40 percent, while voters preferred Hillary Clinton to Trump 49 percent to 42 percent.
Looking at hypothetical presidential matches, PPP reports that “Trump loses 12-13% of the folks who voted for
him last fall to either Biden or Sanders.”
- Vice President Joe Biden wins with 54 percent to 39 percent;
- Sen. Bernie Sanders – 52 percent to 39 percent.
“Trump also trails in hypothetical contests against Elizabeth Warren (49/42), Cory Booker (45/40), and Kamala Harris (41/40),” according to PPP.
PPP adds that “The one Democrat Trump manages a tie against is Mark Zuckerberg, at 40/40.”
Trump Loses to the Media
With all of his bluster about “fake news,” it seems that Trump lost out across the board against major media giants.
Voters say they trust NBC and ABC each more than him, 56/38. They say they trust CBS more than him 56/39. They say they trust the New York Times more than him 55/38. They say they trust CNN more than him 54/39. And they say they trust the Washington Post more than him 53/38.
PPP Reports “a certain degree of willful ignorance among Trump voters” regarding Russia
PPP reports the following specifics exemplifying that denial:
- Only 45% of Trump voters believe Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting with Russians about information that might be harmful to Hillary Clinton…even though Trump Jr. admitted it. 32% say the meeting didn’t happen and 24% say they’re not sure.
- 72% of Trump voters consider the Russia story overall to be ‘fake news,’ only 14% disagree.
- Only 24% of Trump voters even want an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, 64% are opposed to an investigation.
- Even if there was an investigation, and it found that the Trump campaign did collude with Russia to aid his campaign, 77% of his supporters think he should still stay in office to just 16% who believe he should resign.
- Only 26% of Trump voters admit that Russia wanted Trump to win the election, 44% claim Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win, and 31% say they’re not sure one way or the other.
- Just 13% of Trump voters believe that members of Trump’s campaign team did work with the Russians to help his campaign, to 81% who say they didn’t.