A recent Fox News poll showed that President Donald Trump was likely to lose in the general election when polled against four of the top Democratic presidential contenders.
Fox News reported that their poll, which was released on Thursday showed that 39 percent of voters supported the current president in matchups against Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
“The poll found Sanders beating Trump with 48 percent, Warren winning over Trump with 45 percent and Harris winning with 46 percent support,” Fox News reported.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, beat Trump in the theoretical matchup with 50 percent support among those surveyed, compared to Trump’s 38 percent.”
Biden 31% (-2 from last month)
Warren 20 (+8)
Sanders 10 (-15)
Harris 8 (-2)
Booker 3 (+1)
Buttigieg 3 (-2)
Yang 3 (unchanged)https://t.co/TLQH84h1Jg
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) August 15, 2019
The candidate gaining the most ground was Warren, who saw an eight percent increase from last month’s poll. The report saw that Warren was in second place, behind Biden with support from about 20 percent of Democratic primary voters.
Sanders, thought to be one of the most well-known contenders, is now in third place with just 10 percent support from Democratic voters, and the only candidate other than Warren and Biden that scored in double digits with support.
“Biden dropped slightly in the poll from a previous Fox News poll in July, from 33 percent to 31 percent, but remains the clear front-runner in the race according to the survey,” Fox reported.
Fox News poll – 2020 presidential vote preference:
Joe Biden 50%
Donald Trump 38%
Bernie Sanders 48%
Donald Trump 39%
Elizabeth Warren 46%
Donald Trump 39%
Kamala Harris 45%
Donald Trump 39% pic.twitter.com/MCBF7e4dYB
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) August 16, 2019
At least some Democrats, however, seem concerned that the polling is a way of lulling liberal Americans into a false sense of security.
Andy Lassner, executive producer for the daytime show “Ellen” was quick to encourage his fellow Democrats to continue their efforts to push for Democratic gains in 2020.
“Don’t believe it,” Lassen tweeted with a link to the article. “Register every single person you can to vote in 2020.”
Don’t believe it.
Register every single person you can to vote in 2020.https://t.co/C6RjEG8i6v
— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 16, 2019
New York Times Opinion columnist Morris Davis wryly agreed, replying to Lassen by saying, “Who would’ve thought we’d be working hard to try and prove
Who would’ve thought we’d be working hard to try and prove @FoxNews right?
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) August 16, 2019
Written by Savannah Pointer.