The contest between Democratic candidates for president is heating up. But if you’re worried over whether any of the candidates vying for the nomination have a chance against Trump, fear not: a recent poll shows most of them are the preferred choice of voters, in head-to-head contests with the incumbent president.
Six candidates in total are shown to be the preferred choice versus Trump in the general election contest, according to the CNN/SSRS poll released this week. Four of those candidates beat Trump with 50 percent or higher margin.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, for example, beats Trump with 53 percent of the vote, versus 44 who say they’d vote for Trump, the poll found. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders beats Trump by 52 percent versus 45 percent, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg beats trump by 52 percent to 43 percent.
The remaining Dems beat Trump also, by the following numbers:
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar receives 48 percent, while Trump gets 45 percent in a hypothetical matchup;
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg wins by 49 percent to Trump’s 45 percent;
- And Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins by a margin of 50 percent to Trump’s 45 percent.
FACT CHECK: Trump has the lowest approval rating of any President this many days into his first term – even lower than Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush who both lost. pic.twitter.com/HCPSsQTSOT
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It appears that, when compared to other polls, specific names do better against Trump than do theoretical Democratic candidates. For example, in an Economist/YouGov poll that was released this month, Trump fends better against an unnamed Democrat — although, he still loses, by 44 percent to 45 percent. Nine percent say it depends on who the Democratic candidate ends up being.
Trump’s unpopularity has remained stagnant in recent months. According to Real Clear Politics, Trump’s approval rating currently sits at 44 percent, with 52.6 percent disapproving, according to the site’s average of polling data. One year ago to this date, it wasn’t significantly different, with 41.1 percent approving of his job performance versus 55.6 percent approving of it, in the midst of a government shutdown.