Oprah Winfrey has yet to declare a run for the White House, but a poll released by Rasmussen on Wednesday places her 10 points ahead of Trump in a hypothetical 2020 election, The Hill reported.
According to The Hill:
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they would vote for Winfrey, compared with 38 percent who said they would vote to reelect Trump. Fourteen percent were undecided.
Among Democrats, 76 percent said they would support Winfrey, as would 22 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of independents.
The president gets the support of 66 percent of Republicans, 12 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of independents.
Two-out-of-three Republicans think Trump will be elected to a second term. Among Democrats, 42% predict he will be defeated by their nominee in 2020, but a plurality (45%) thinks he is more likely to be impeached.
Women share a more favorable opinion of Winfrey than men do. Fifty-two percent (52%) of women prefer the TV host in a matchup with Trump, compared to 43% of men.
Those under 40 are far more likely to choose Winfrey over Trump as the nation’s next president than their elders are.
Winfrey leads among whites, blacks and other minority voters but has her widest victory margin among the black community.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of self-identified conservative voters choose Trump in a matchup with Winfrey. But she leads with 58% support among moderates and 80% of the liberal vote.
Rasmussen said that a number of Democrats think the key going forward is to essentially ignore or stonewall Trump, but few Democrats think that strategy is working.
Citing “sources” close to Winfrey, The Hill said she is “intrigued” at the idea of running but isn’t actively considering a campaign for the White House at this time. Nevertheless, The Hill added, “Oprah 2020” merchandise has swept online retailers in the days following her speech at the Golden Globes event.
Winfrey, as we reported earlier, once said that generations of older people have to die to end racism and her decades-long cozy relationship with Harvey Weinstein has rankled many.
Trump, who has praised Winfrey in the past, doesn’t seem too concerned.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” he said. “Oprah will be lots of fun.”
Rasmussen said the survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 8-9, 2018, and has a +/- 3 percentage point margin of error with a 95% level of confidence.
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