In a surprise twist, a new CNN-SSRS poll purports to show that former congressman Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is best-situated to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and coquettish former Vice President Joe Biden came in just behind O’Rourke, followed by intersectional darlings Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The Hill reports:
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) leads President Trump by 10 points in a hypothetical general election matchup, according to a new CNN–SSRS poll.
The survey released Thursday shows O’Rourke with support from 52 percent of registered voters, compared with Trump’s 42 percent. Two percent of voters said they wouldn’t support either candidate, and 4 percent said they had no opinion.
O’Rourke held the widest lead over Trump among other Democratic presidential candidates who were included in the potential matchup.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for second place behind O’Rourke, with each leading Trump by 6 points.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) followed with a 4-point lead over Trump, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) led the president by 3 points.
The CNN-SSRS poll was conducted from April 25-28, and has a margin of error of 3.8%. The poll shows that, although 56% approve of the soaring economy, only 45% currently have an overall favorable opinion of President Trump. One possible explanation for the dissonant numbers is that, despite the economic news, the president is polling underwater in terms of his handling of health care, immigration, foreign affairs, and race relations. – READ MORE