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NEW POLL: Trump Thumps Bernie in Head-to-Head Matchup

by Paul Goldberg
NEW POLL: Trump Thumps Bernie in Head-to-Head Matchup

A new poll from Rasmussen has President Trump far ahead of Bernie Sanders in a national head to head matchup.

Trump has 50% support compared to 43% for the Democratic socialist.

This poll is an outlier and most other polls have Bernie over Trump nationally, including these last 6 tracked by the Real Clear Politics average.

NEW POLL: Trump Thumps Bernie in Head-to-Head Matchup

President Trump does not necessarily need to win the national head to head in order to win the November election.

In 2016, Trump ceded the popular vote by about 2% but still won the electoral vote handily.

From Rasmussen:

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.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 24-25, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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