Conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen just published a poll stating that if the 2020 presidential election were held today, billionaire media maven Oprah Winfrey would beat President Donald Trump by 10 points.
Noting that there were also a lot of undecideds, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that 48% of likely U.S. voters would opt for Winfrey, while 38% would choose Trump. But a sizable 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey further noted:
Winfrey has the support of 76% of Democrats, 22% of Republicans and 44% of voters not affiliated with either major political party. The president earns 66% of the vote from Republicans, 12% of Democrats and 38% of unaffiliateds.”
Twelve percent (12%) of both Republicans and Democrats are undecided given this matchup. One-in-five unaffiliated voters (19%) aren’t sure which candidate they would support.
Talks of Winfrey running for president have quickly gained traction after she gave a speech about sexual harassment and racial justice at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Her audience went wild, but conservatives have been posting photos of her on social media looking very cozy with Hollywood pervert extraordinaire Harvey Weinstein. In her twenty-year relationship with the man, this was the first time Winfrey has ever acknowledged the fact that Weinstein has been harassing, molesting, and even reportedly raping actresses throughout his career as a film producer.
“Fifty-five percent of those polled have a favorable view of Winfrey, and 34 percent have an unfavorable one,” according to Rasmussen, noting that “55 percent disapprove of Trump’s job performance, while 44 percent approve.”
Sources close to Winfrey have said that while she is “intrigued” with the idea, she is not actively considering a presidential bid. Despite this, “Oprah 2020” merchandise has swept online retailers in the days following her speech, according to a report in The Hill.
The president said Tuesday that he likes Winfrey. But knowing her personally, Trump said that he does not think she will challenge him for the White House.
Rasmussen polled 1,000 likely voters in the two days after Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, and the survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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