President Donald Trump’s favorite pollster came out with survey results this week that are unlikely to inspire a tweet of praise: Rasmussen released poll results indicating just 19 percent of Americans plan to vote for Trump in 2020.
On the flipside, a full 46 percent of those surveyed said they definitely will not vote to re-elect the president.
The rest remain undecided, with 13 percent saying they will probably vote for Trump, 7 percent saying they will probably vote against him, and 15 percent saying it is too early to make the call.
But as expected, those numbers shift when broken down by political affiliation.
Fewer than half of Republicans say they definitely plan to vote for Trump (47 percent), 22 percent say they probably will vote in his favor, and 13 percent say they aren’t sure yet how they will cast their ballots.
Among Democrats, the vast majority are definitely voting against the president in 2020, with 83 percent saying they will not vote for Trump and just 10 percent saying they most assuredly will.
Most Independent voters say they will not vote for Trump (36 percent) or say it’s too early to tell (29 percent).
Should Democrats float a progressive candidate for president in 2020 — such as an individual who supports the Green New Deal and Socialism, as Rasmussen phrased the poll question — Republicans are far more likely to guarantee their vote will be for Trump.
Rasmussen reported: “By a 58% to 20% margin, uncommitted voters say such a nominee would make them more likely to vote for the president. That includes 81% of wavering Republicans and 55% of uncommitted Independent voters.”