Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…..
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! The “Democrat du jour” is up big on President Trump according to a new poll!
Yup, that’s what they’re saying.
For a while it’s been all about Biden (the latest one saying he was up 12 points on Trump).
Then it was a hypothetical Hillary vs. Trump matchup with Hillary beating Trump! (LOL)
Now it’s big-Dem Michael Bloomberg.
After destroying New York he’s ready to destroy America!
He’s up six points on Trump already, according to the poll!
I call BS, but here’s what they’re printing:
Here's more, from CNBC:
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads President Donald Trump by 6 percentage points in a hypothetical 2020 matchup, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll.
Forty-three percent of likely voters would back Bloomberg if the election were held today, compared to 37% who would vote for Trump. Twenty-one percent those polled, however, said they don’t know or don’t have an opinion.
The poll comes as Bloomberg considers jumping into the Democratic presidential primary. The billionaire is still not sure if he’ll enter the race, a source told CNBC, but he is troubled by what he sees in the Democratic field.
Bloomberg, however, might struggle to get ahead in the primary. He is currently in sixth place, with just 4% of Democratic primary voters backing him. Bloomberg has the highest unfavorability rating, 25%, of any Democratic candidate among among primary voters.
It's not going real well internally:
Meanwhile, Politico just printed this:
Poll: Bloomberg's potential run is a flop with voters so far
Michael Bloomberg is running at 4 percent nationally as he teases a presidential bid, showing that he's well known — but widely disliked — by the Democratic electorate, according to a new poll.
No contender is viewed more negatively by Democrats than the billionaire former New York City mayor.
The Morning Consult poll, released Sunday, reflects the enormous challenge confronting Bloomberg as he considers a late entry into the 2020 race. He sits in sixth place, just behind Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and would begin his campaign far outside the top tier.
Nearly 25 percent of likely primary voters view him unfavorably — the highest unfavorable rating in the field — while about 31 percent view him favorably, according to the poll.
In contrast, nearly three-quarters of Democratic primary voters view Joe Biden favorably, compared to about 18 percent who hold an unfavorable opinion of him.
Biden, the former vice president, continues to lead the primary contest nationally, with about 31 percent support. He is followed by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, at about 20 percent and 18 percent, respectively, according to the poll.
And though Bloomberg performs well in a hypothetical matchup against Donald Trump — leading him 43 percent to 37 percent — Biden, Warren and Sanders outpace the Republican president by between 4 percentage points and 6 percentage points, too.
“In terms of he’s running because of me, the last polls I looked at, I’m pretty far ahead,” Biden told reporters in New Hampshire on Friday. “If I’m not mistaken, I’m doing pretty well both relative to Trump and relative to all the people running in the Democratic primary."
National polling is often discounted by candidates focused more narrowly on early nominating states. But it is especially significant to Bloomberg, who does not plan to campaign aggressively in the first four states, but instead focus on the broader swath of states voting on Super Tuesday.
And from the NY Post:
Michael Bloomberg more disliked than any Democratic candidate: poll
Michael Bloomberg would face a tough start to his presidential bid — as a new poll Sunday has found him with little support and nearly a quarter of Democratic primary voters who dislike him.
Despite grabbing wall-to-wall press coverage over the past week since hints of his possible run surfaced, Bloomberg came out as the favorite candidate for just 4-percent of Democratic primary voters, according to the Morning Consult poll.
It puts the former New York mayor in sixth place, just behind Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and clearly trailing Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, with 18- and 20-percent support respectively.
Vice President Joe Biden is still the clear frontrunner with 31-percent making him their pick — a huge gap for Bloomberg to close if he does formally enter so late in the race.
Adding to his problems, nearly 25 percent of likely primary voters view him unfavorably — the highest disapproval rating of all the remaining hopefuls in his party, the poll claims.
Bloomberg’s net favorability — the share of voters who approve of him minus those who disapprove — is worst among the party’s youngest voters aged 18-29.
While it’s best among people over age 65, who say they are conservative, they make up a small share of the overall Democratic party, the poll states.
The data suggests that — despite the fanfare Bloomberg’s interest has sparked — his entry would not actually do much to change the current state of play between the leading candidates.