Looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election, a new poll from Fox News found that just 38 percent of Americans say they would vote for President Donald Trump to stay in the White House a second term.
Similarly, only 39 percent believe he will win.
The survey found that when Americans were asked about Trump's chances for re-election in 2020, only 39 percent of respondents say they believe he would win while more than half, 52 percent, believe he would not. Of course, polls aren't always accurate and led to the ghastly misjudged 2016 presidential election. And when compared to Barack Obama's re-election numbers in December 2010, an even worse 29 percent, Trump's appearance of popularity remains remarkably steady. But the number for Americans who say they would vote for Trump if the election were today are troublingly low for Trump.
Only 38 percent of Americans claim they would vote for Trump for a second term — while 55 percent say they plan to vote for his unknown rival. And even that is an improvement for the president. In April of 2017, 36 percent of Americans stated they would vote to re-elect Trump, while 56 percent already planned to oppose him.
Asked which potential Democratic candidates they found to be "excellent" or "good" choices, 70 percent of Democrats chose former Vice President Joe Biden; 63 percent picked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders; 38 percent opted for Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren; Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke garnered 36 percent.
According to Fox News, the poll was conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from Dec. 9 to 11. The companies called 1,006 randomly selected registered voters in the U.S. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.