POLL: The Democrat who can really beat Trump in 2020 matchup

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A survey released Tuesday revealed that in a hypothetical contest against President Trump in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden would beat the president by a larger percentage than other possible Democrat contenders.

According to the survey from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, Biden would defeat Trump by 14 points, 54 to 40 percent in a one-on-one matchup, although there are other Democrats who might also edge out the president in a 2020 race.

In the poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) beat Trump by 52 to 39 percent.

Three other Democratic legislators included in the poll also outperformed Trump: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Al Franken (Minn.) and Cory Booker (N.J.).

Warren bested Trump 49 to 39 percent, while Franken led 46 versus 38 percent over Trump. Freshman Senator Booker earned 46 percent versus Trump’s 39 percent.

The poll also revealed that Trump would not come out on top in a hypothetical race against movie star and former professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who recently signaled the possibility of a presidential run in 2020. The survey found that Johnson is viewed favorably by Democrats and Republicans. In a hypothetical matchup, Johnson led Trump 42 to 37 percent.

The PPP survey calculated Trump’s current job approval rating at 40 percent in the wake of constant controversies that have kept his administration on the defensive.

In May 2009, Gallup’s daily tracking poll reported former President Obama’s approval rating as 64 percent. Former President George W. Bush’s earned a 56 percent approval rating in May 2001.

The president has commented on the possibility of a second term. His campaign filed for reelection on Trump’s inauguration day, Jan. 20, 2016.

The polls also projected Trump would never win 2016.


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