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Politico Has New 2020 Numbers for Trump. Here’s His Chances at Reelection Right Now.

Politico/Morning Consult have a (very early) look at the president's chances of winning reelection two-and-a-half years from now.

By NTK Staff | 05.23.2018 @10:00am
Politico Has New 2020 Numbers for Trump. Here’s His Chances at Reelection Right Now.

If the 2020 presidential election were held today, it’s very possible Donald Trump would lose the popular vote by a wide margin.

That’s the key takeaway from a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, which measured Trump’s performance against a “generic Democrat.”

Just 36 percent of voters say they would vote for Trump over a generic Democratic candidate in 2020, compared with 44 percent who would pick the Democrat, the poll shows. One in five voters, 20 percent, are undecided.

An eight-point hole is a steep one to climb out of. Then again, Trump has defied polling odds on many occasions.

Of course, the poll only tells readers so much about Trump’s chances, given he will run against a specific Democrat and not a generic one. A centrist Democrat like former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) may give the minority party a better chance at retaking the White House than a liberal firebrand like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

But if Tuesday’s primary results are any indicator, liberals around the country are seeking more liberal candidates in the Trump era – not more moderate ones.

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