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Poll: In 2020 Race, Trump Would Lose to Any Old Dem

But not specifically to Elizabeth Warren
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2017 12:09 PM CST
Poll: In 2020 Race, Trump Would Lose to Any Old Dem
Holding a transcript of her speech in the Senate Chamber, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts reacts to being rebuked by the Senate leadership and accused of impugning a fellow senator, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 8, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Democrats are already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, and Elizabeth Warren has broken out of the pack as an early favorite who can persist against President Trump—but a recent poll indicates it may not be her persistence the Dems should be looking toward. The Politico/Morning Consult survey of 1,791 registered voters indicates that if Trump were to run against any old nameless Democrat in 2020, 43% would pick the Democrat, with just over one-third (35%) picking the incumbent president. But slot Warren into that generic spot, and Trump's chances rise to 42%, against 36% for Warren—what Vanity Fair calls "a sizable margin" if you figure in he's at a historical low in terms of approval ratings: About 71% of those who voted for Trump the last time around say they'd do it again. (Read more Elizabeth Warren stories.)

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