Imagine former Vice President Joe Biden running the country instead of Donald Trump. That just might not be a pipe dream. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll provided startling results.
The poll indicated that Biden led Trump by a significant seven percent when they were placed side-by-side. A full 44 percent of registered voters said they prefered Biden in the 2020 presidential election matchup. Only 37 percent of them would vote for Trump.
If a generic Democrat ran in 2020, he or she would win nine points higher than Biden would against the sitting president. The former vice president ran for president in 1988 and in 2008. He said he has not given up on the idea of running in 2020.
Morning Consult Managing Director Tyler Sinclair said Democrats “prefer Biden over Trump:”
‘Notably, 89 percent of Democrats say they would vote for a generic Democrat over Trump, but only 80 percent of Democrats say they prefer Biden over Trump.’
Among Democrats, 80 percent would vote for Biden. Among Republicans, 78 percent would reelect Trump.
However, Sinclair continued, saying Trump’s trade war is “hugely popular:”
‘President Trump’s decision to provide aid to farmers hurt by the trade war is a hugely popular move with rural voters. Sixty-three percent of rural voters support the assistance. Additionally, 30 percent of this group ‘strongly’ approve of Trump’s job performance overall.’
A full 57 percent of all voters approved of Trump’s tariff war fix, sending financial aid to farmers. Only 26 percent disapproved. In addition, 79 percent of Republicans supported the aid versus 48 percent of Democrats.
Nearly one-third of all voters, 31 percent, believed that free trade helped this nation less than other countries. Twenty-six percent thought that the U.S. received the same benefit as other countries. Only 12 percent told the interviewers the U.S. benefitted more than other countries.
The nonpartisan POLITICO/Morning Consult poll interviewed 1,993 registered voters between July 26 and July 30. The margin of error was +/- 2 percent.
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