New Poll Says Donald Trump Would Beat Elizabeth Warren in 2020

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Less than a month after Donald Mr. Trump took office, the publics initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, conducted February 7-12 among 1,503 adults. Elizabeth Warren, if the two topped their parties tickets in the next presidential election. Forty-two percent said they would vote for Trump compared to 36 percent who chose Warren.

Trump didn't fare as well against a generic Democratic candidate, earning only 35 percent of the vote if it were held today.

32 percent say Trump will go down in history as either an outstanding president or an above average president.

The poll found 55 percent of likely USA voters approve of Trump's job performance, while about 45 percent disapprove.

The public has a more critical view of how this executive order, which has been blocked by the courts, was implemented.

Only 71 percent of respondents who voted for Trump in 2016 supported Trump in the poll, and he lost ground with 10 percent of Independent voters, as well. Even though Trump beat her by six percentage points, there's one caveat that is a good sign for Democrats in the 2020 election.

The survey was conducted While Warren was much in the news for taking to Facebook to oppose Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Senate Republicans cut her off. The only occasion when strong disapproval of George W. Bush was higher than for Trump now was in December 2008, near the end of his presidency.

Amid the turbulent first weeks of his administration, Trump's approval rating - while relatively high in Wednesday's poll compared to other public surveys - has remained historically low for a new president.

21 percent have a favorable view of Trump's top adviser Steve Bannon, while 33 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him. "It looks like Trump's is ending", said Morning Consult co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp.

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

Warren was prevented from completing the speech by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that Trump would lose to another Democrat, however is still indicative of how poorly a start his administration has gotten off to.

Warren received a tide of support from fellow Democrats after last week's show on Capitol Hill, including former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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