President Trump would KO Democrat front-runner Bernie Sanders if the 2020 presidential election were held today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump earning 50% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Sanders’ 43%. Seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The incumbent president wins 84% of the Republican vote and leads 49% to 39% among voters not affiliated with either major party. Sanders captures 75% of Democrats, but nearly one-in-four Democratic voters (22%) opt for Trump instead.
Senior Democrats including many of Sanders’ opponents for the presidential nomination argue that his socialist views are too radical for a general election. With Sanders’ views getting a wider airing in recent days due to his front-runner status, these new findings suggest that’s true. Just two weeks ago, 51% of all voters considered it likely that any of the announced Democratic candidates could defeat Trump in the upcoming election.