The third Democratic debate is approaching and there is a growing focus on the president’s approval rating being down. There was a new poll released on Wednesday that shows five Democratic candidates would beat Donald Trump in a general election.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that the top five candidates of the 20 Democrats running – Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg – would all win against Trump outside the survey’s margin of error. This would be if the general election were held now.
Trump pushed back on the poll and called the Democratic candidates “partners” of the media. He claimed that if the “fake news” would report fairly about him he would be leading them all by 20 points.
“In a hypothetical poll, done by one of the worst pollsters of them all, the Amazon Washington Post/ABC, which predicted I would lose to Crooked Hillary by 15 points (how did that work out?), Sleepy Joe, Pocahontas and virtually all others would beat me in the General Election,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
Within the poll of all adults who participated, it showed that 54 per cent say they would vote for front-runner Biden compared to the 38 that said they would vote for Trump.
Sanders is set to win against Trump 52-40, Warren 51-40, Harris 50-40 and Buttigieg 47-41.
The chances of a Democrat victory against the incumbent president lessened by 1-4 percentage points, but still maintained, when only registered voters were considered.
Trump believes that his victory in 2020 is a “shoe-in” and said it will be “easier than 2016,” where he was often shown behind opponent Hillary Clinton in the major polls.
“This is a phony suppression poll, meant to build up their Democrat partners,” Trump wrote in a second tweet. “I haven’t even started campaigning yet, and am constantly fighting Fake News like Russia, Russia, Russia. Look at North Carolina last night. Dan Bishop, down big in the Polls, WINS. Easier than 2016!”
Trump led a rally Monday night in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he pulled two Republicans on stage who were competing in congressional special elections in their districts.
Republican Greg Murphy won the state’s Third Congressional District handily, holding on to a seat left vacant when Rep. Walter Jones died in February.
The other race, in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, was more hotly contested. It was a dead heat between Republican Dan Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready. Bishop pulled out a victory by just short of 2 percentage points following the president’s endorsement – which the president took credit for.
Trump declared that polls would be more accurate if the media didn’t continuously pedal negative news stories about him.
“If it weren’t for the never ending Fake News about me, and with all that I have done (more than any other President in the first 2 1/2 years!), I would be leading the ‘Partners’ of the LameStream Media by 20 points. Sorry, but true!” he posted Wednesday.
On Tuesday, a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed Trump with only 38 per cent approval.
“ABC/Washington Post Poll was the worst and most inaccurate poll of any taken prior to the 2016 Election,” he tweeted Tuesday. “When my lawyers protested, they took a 12 point down and brought it to almost even by Election Day. It was a Fake Poll by two very bad and dangerous media outlets. Sad!”
Credit: Daily Mail