Donald Trump is rolling out all the stops for his man-of-the-people 2020 presidential campaign kick-off announcement. There are people, some with umbrellas, sitting ever-loyal to their leader under the tropical sun and thundershowers to make sure they get a seat inside. The president has food stands and entertainment to entice others into the auditorium. Still, there is something important missing.
Must-win Florida does not like the president. In a newly released Quinnipiac University Poll, Trump has been lagging behind not just one Democrats but behind the top six Democratic presidential opponents. If the race was held today, the most serious contender in Florida would be former vice president Joe Biden (D).
Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Peter Brown, released a statement:
‘Florida Republicans have won the last five major statewide elections, all by very close margins, but Sunshine State Democrats see these very early numbers as a sign that their losing streak might be coming to an end. (Trump) basically ties other leading Democratic challengers.’
Trump would have also lost to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Running as a Democrats), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and former Great Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and former representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). The president could not have been happy.
If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
The president would lose to Biden by a dramatic nine points, 41 percent to 50 percent. When an individual reaches that 50-percent marker, that has become a serious situation. The former vice president had the strongest lead among Democratic voters. He performed the best among moderate and conservative Democratic voters (51 percent).
A full 51 percent said that would vote for Biden in the primary. Biden did best with individuals over 50-years-old, 52 percent.
Biden dominated the Democratic primary for the Southern state, leading 41% among Democratic voters. Sanders and Warren fought for second place, at 14% and 12%, respectively. Buttigieg (8%) and Harris (6%) were the only other candidates to get above 1% of the vote.
Biden’s support was strongest among moderate and conservative Democratic voters, 51%, who said they would support the former VP in the primary, and those older than 50 (52%).
If the Democratic primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Messam, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Seth Moulton, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Bill de Blasio, and Mike Gravel, for whom would you vote?
POTUS would lose to Sanders by six percentage points, 42 percent to 48 percent. The commander-in-chief would lose to the woman he disparaged as “Pocahontas,” Elizabeth Warren, who would beat him 47 percent to 43 percent. Buttigieg, Harris, and O’Rourke would beat him by a slim one-point margin.
This included 54 percent of the Florida independents and a full seven percent of Republicans.
Nearly 50 percent of all the Floridians interviewed said that had been following the campaign for president closely, Republicans 51 percent and Democrats 59 percent.
If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Bernie Sanders the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
Trump’s approval ratings were unimpressive,41 percent. A full 51 percent of the people interviewed disapproved of the job he had been doing.
When it came to the question of impeaching Trump, only two-thirds of the interviewed Democrats wanted to move forward. However, that could easily change should televised hearings begin.
If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Elizabeth Warren the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
Trump’s numbers were abysmally low even though half of the voters said they were better off financially today than they were when the president took office in 2016. The results were sharply divided along partisan lines: Republicans 84 percent, Democrats 23 percent, and independents 55 percent.
The poll was conducted from June 12-17 among 1,279 Florida voters. There margin oferror was +/- 3.3 percentage points.