Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is still America’s top pick for 2020!
According to a just-published USA Today poll, President Trump is leading the Democrat forerunners, including Biden, Warren, Buttigieg and Bloomberg, by several points.
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Here's more from USA Today:
President Donald Trump, the first modern president to face impeachment during his first term in the White House, now leads his top Democratic rivals in his bid for a second, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.
The national survey, taken as the House of Representatives planned an impeachment vote and the Senate a trial, showed Trump defeating former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 5 points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 8 points.
In hypothetical head-to-head contests, Trump also led South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 9.
Polls taken nearly a year before an election are hardly a reliable indicator about what the eventual outcome will be, especially when the other nominee hasn't been chosen. But the findings do indicate that impeachment hearings detailing what critics see as Trump's violations of the Constitution and his oath of office haven't undermined his core political support.
The poll of 1,000 registered voters, taken Dec. 10-14 by landline and cellphone, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
"Why waste the time going through all the stuff we're going through now?" asked Jason Mayo, 42, a truck driver and reliable Republican voter from Greenville, North Carolina, who was among those surveyed.
He predicted Trump would defeat impeachment "hands down" and then win re-election. "My 401(k) is doing better than it's ever done," Mayo said. "That's the truth."
But Elmer Ciers, 58, of Cincinnati, who is studying for a doctorate in business administration, said he was prepared to vote for any Democrat nominated against Trump. "I don't care" which one, he said in a follow-up phone interview after being polled. He said he was "scared for the future and our legacy" on climate change and other issues after Trump's first three years in office.
Trump's standing remained remarkably steady regardless of his opponent, at 45% against Warren, 44% against Biden and Sanders, and 43% against Buttigieg and Bloomberg. That could be both good news and bad for him: A sign of the solidity of his support, but also an indication that he has a ceiling.
There was more variation among the Democratic contenders when they were matched against Trump. Biden received 41%, Sanders 39%, Warren 37%, Bloomberg 34% and Buttigieg 33%.
Fox News also said:
He’s all but certain to be impeached this week by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, but a new poll indicates that President Trump now tops the leading Democratic presidential candidates in potential 2020 general election showdowns.
The Republican incumbent edges former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, holds a 5 point advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and tops Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by 8 points, in a USA Today/Suffolk University survey released Monday.
In hypothetical November 2020 matchups, the poll shows Trump beating South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and multibillionaire business and media mogul and former New City Mayor Mike Bloomberg by 9 points.
The president trailed the leading Democratic White House hopefuls in hypothetical general election showdowns in most national polling during the summer and early autumn – in many cases by double digits -- but he’s made up ground in more recent surveys.