Will 2020 be the year a woman finally makes it to the Oval Office? An exclusive new poll shows President Donald Trump losing in a landslide in 2020 to an array of women considered likely contenders for the nation’s highest office.
Some of the women have never held elected office.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, though she has explicitly said she is not running, holds a whopping 13-point edge – 55 to 42 percent – over Trump in a hypothetical matchup. Additionally, Obama’s favorability is 31 points higher than Trump’s.
Oprah Winfrey, who is hitting the campaign stump for Democrats ahead of Tuesday’s midterms, bests Trump 53 to 41 percent. In terms of who is more favorable, those surveyed chose Winfrey by 24 percent.
Others, however, are currently in power. And if they run, it could be curtains for the 45th president.
Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) hold 10 and nine-point leads over Trump, respectively. They also enjoy higher favorability ratings than Trump, with seven and eight point advantages, respectively.
New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, the successor to Hillary Clinton, edges out Trump by six points. Her favorability is tied with Trump.
Even Hillary Clinton, whose 2016 loss still stings liberals, would defeat the incumbent president 50-45 percent, according to the survey. Clinton’s favorability, however, is 25 points less than Trump’s the poll indicates. Clinton has said she has no intention of running, however the door remains open. Last week she said she’d “like to be president” and would address the possibility of a third White House bid after the midterms.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would beat Trump by two points, 49-47 percent, the poll says, but her favorable ratings are 16 points lower than Trump’s.
On Twitter, people are cautiously optimistic about 2020, given what happened in 2016.
The first three are women of color. Once he sees this, we can just sit back and wait for the racist insults to fly.
— Jess Phoenix 🌋🏳️🌈🤠 (@jessphoenix2018) November 5, 2018
Don't be so sure. Clinton lost in 2016. And in 2020 who knows how the GOP will suppress minority voters. Looks at what's happening now in Georgia and North Dakota for example.
— Francois X (@FrancoisXman) November 5, 2018
I'll be slow to get my hopes up again. Hillary outpolled him too. And the popular vote was in line with most polls, but she lost. Americans are far more racist and just generally bad people than most of us want to think.
— Traveller Sorta (@semifluent) November 5, 2018
If we lose this one in two days I have doubts we ever have real elections again
— Maximus Pigamus (@12MBerry) November 5, 2018
would lose *the popular vote*
— James Schapiro (@JSchapiro_SBR) November 5, 2018
Don’t listen to polls. VOTE
— John Dough (@A8A83T) November 5, 2018
Some, though, are excited over the prospect of Trump getting trounced by a woman.