Oprah would likely easily beat Trump in a presidential election: Poll

Businessman Donald Trump along with Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, fresh Jersey January 22 1988.

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Businessman Donald Trump along with Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, fresh Jersey January 22 1988.

Media icon Oprah Winfrey would likely soundly defeat President Donald Trump if the 2020 presidential election were held today, according to a fresh survey released Wednesday coming from Rasmussen Reports.

Forty-eight percent of likely U.S. voters said they would likely vote for Winfrey in a contest between the two candidates. Trump would likely earn just 38 percent of the vote. A relatively significant 14 percent of the respondents were undecided, however.

Winfrey enjoys more support among Democrats than Trump does coming from Republicans: 76 percent of Democrats said they support Winfrey, compared with 66 percent of Republicans who support Trump.

The national political conversation turned to Winfrey after she gave a rousing along with decidedly political speech at the 75th annual Golden Globe awards on Sunday night. Shortly after, reports surfaced which Winfrey was “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020. She has repeatedly knocked down suggestions which she might run. Her close friend, “CBS which Morning” host Gayle King, said Tuesday which Winfrey was “intrigued” by the idea of running, however likely hadn’t changed her mind.

Twelve percent of voters coming from both major parties were undecided about which candidate they would likely vote for, along with 19 percent of independents said the same.

Rasmussen Reports, which can be widely seen as having a polling product more favorable to conservatives, surveyed 1,000 likely U.S. voters coming from Jan. 8 to 9. The study had a 3 percent margin of error.

Trump has occasionally touted his approval rating coming from Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll, which has him at 44 percent approval Wednesday. which can be four points higher than the Real Clear Politics average.

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