I bet that shrivels Trump’s little mushroom.
Courtesy of Axios:
President Trump would lose the 2020 election against every woman mentioned as a possible Democratic opponent, according to an Axios poll by SurveyMonkey, aired first on HBO Sunday night.
Trump is underwater with women voters (64% of women view him unfavorably), and particularly among white suburban women — a group that will be critical in 2020. Look for Democrats to turn to their top 2020 female candidates after Tuesday’s election. A record number of women are running and a record number of women are expected to vote and win come Tuesday.
Trump vs the superstars: Even though they’re unlikely to run, both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey would crush Trump if the election were held today, according to the poll conducted by SurveyMonkey.
And both women lead by double digits in favorability. Trump’s favorability is just 40% among registered voters, per the poll, compared to 62% for Obama and 55% for Winfrey.
Trump vs. the rising stars: More probable but lesser-known candidates — Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) — would all beat Trump, too.
But name recognition is a factor. A near-majority of registered voters said they didn’t know enough about Harris, Klobuchar or Gillibrand to be able to rate them as favorable or unfavorable.
Still, of these three women, Harris would beat Trump most handily — by a 10-point margin — if the election were held today. She polls well with African American and white suburban women, but not with #NeverHillary independent registered voters.
Klobuchar polls best with white suburban women, and would beat Trump by 9 points.
I kind of wish that they had not included Oprah and Michelle Obama as it takes away from the seriousness of this poll.
I think the fact that Trump would likely lose against ANY female that was to run against him is newsworthy and fascinating.
And yes, of course, I know that this is a poll taken before the Trump smear machine has had the opportunity to slander Klobuchar, Harris, and Gillibrand, but I also know that attacking these women could most certainly backfire in the age of #MeToo.
I have said for a long time that I think the 2020 Democratic candidate will most likely be a woman and according to this poll that might be the smartest choice to ensure a victory.