New ‘surprise’ poll bad news for Democrat top dogs

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President Trump’s latest rating in a new poll is not welcome news for the left who have been predicting 2020 Democratic frontrunners will defeat him in the election.

A new poll from The Economist and YouGov had some surprising results for Democrats and some good news for the president who scored higher favorability ratings than the leading Democratic candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Although the favorability numbers were low all around, Trump climbed past the Democrats with a 43 percent approval in the poll taken between Sept. 1 and 3, getting a “very favorable” reaction from 29 percent and a “somewhat favorable” response from an addition 14 percent  of the adult citizens polled.

In contrast, Biden saw only 40 percent with a favorable reaction, 17 percent having a “very favorable” response while  23 percent weighed in with a “somewhat favorable” reaction. Warren shared a similar fate with a total of 39 percent of respondents giving her a favorable vote, which broke down to 20 percent with a “very favorable” reaction and 19 percent giving her a “somewhat favorable” response.

Sanders came in 2 percent behind Trump but just edged past Biden with 41 percent of those polled giving him a favorable response, with 18 percent giving a “very favorable” rating and an additional 23 percent reacting with a “somewhat favorable” answer.

In other interesting results from the poll, 46 percent of those polled who were aged 45-64, and 54 percent of those over age 65 gave Trump a favorable rating. In the same 45-64 year age range, Biden scored favorably with only 39 percent, Sanders with 34 percent and Warren with 35 percent.

More good news for Trump came in the results of respondents’ reactions to whether they believed their candidate would lose to Trump in 2020 or defeat him. More voters saw Biden losing, 42 percent, to Trump than winning, 32 percent and while 28 percent of those polled thought Warren could succeed against the president, 44 percent thought she would probably lose.

Sanders also didn’t break through on this question as 46 of the respondents thought he would probably lose to Trump while only 29 percent saw him winning.

Even more defeating for Democrats, not only did Trump lead over their top candidates, many others trailed their Democratic rivals with even lower scores.

California Sen. Kamala Harris took a plunge with only 5 percent support from Democrat primary voters while South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg took her former position in fourth place with 6 percent support. Andrew Yang and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard both earned two percent support or less.

The next presidential debate for Democrats is scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas, September 12 and will include Biden, Warren, and Sanders and Harris.

Meanwhile, the good news for Trump was questioned by liberals on Twitter while others applauded his higher favorability rating which was a source of amusement and surprise for some.

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