Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren Losing To Donald Trump In 2020 Matchup

Pablo Tucker
February 17, 2017

Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public's initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive.

The new Politico/Morning Consult poll asked almost 2,000 registered voters to choose between Trump and Warren in the next presidential election. Forty-two percent said they would vote for Trump compared to 36 percent who chose Warren.

Just over a third, or 35 percent, of voters said they would likely support a Trump reelection bid, compared to 43 percent who said they would probably back an unnamed Democratic challenger, according to poll results. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general after she read a 1986 letter about Sessions from Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr.

Yet 20 percent also responded Obama had been the best president while 47 percent said he would eventually go down as an outstanding or above-average president.

The poll was conducted among 1,791 registered voters on February 9-10, just after Warren attempted to read a letter by Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor during a debate preceding the chamber's confirmation vote on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Warren then delivered the same speech on Facebook which has now been viewed more than 12.5 million times.

Sixty-one percent said the president should avoid criticizing companies, while 27 percent found that to be acceptable behavior.

Results of the poll - conducted on February 9 and 10 - came just days after Republican senators issued a gag order on Warren, banning her from participating in a debate regarding then-Sen. There are multiple reports of several investigations looking into the former national security adviser's contacts with Russian officials, remarks made by the counselor to the president pushing Ivanka Trump's clothing line, and Trump's handling of classified information in public. "It looks like Trump's is ending", Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp, co-founder of Morning Consult, said.

In the past three press conferences, Trump has only called on conservative outlets.

The latest poll also shows that Trump's favorability is 49 percent.

While the numbers have Trump beating Warren, it shows he would lose to a generic Democratic candidate. That percentage includes 40 percent of independents and 22 percent of Republicans.

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