Don't Believe the Media: Trump Beats Obama Again in Disastrous Poll for Dems


The Democrat-aligned media has done everything they can to destroy President Donald Trump and either force his resignation, bring about his impeachment or ruin his chances at being reelected.

Despite their best efforts, a recent poll showed Trump stands at a similar position as former President Barack Obama did at the same time in terms of reelection, and actually beats his predecessor in one rather key metric, according to the Washington Examiner.

The poll showed that roughly 54 percent of Americans think Trump will lose his 2020 reelection bid, the exact same percentage who thought the same thing about Obama’s reelection bid at this point in 2010. Some 40 percent think Trump will win in 2020, just slightly lower than the 44 percent who thought Obama would win in 2012.

But when the focus zoomed in on the specific parties of those two presidents, it was revealed that Republican voters are much more enthusiastic about the chances of Trump’s successful reelection bid than Democrats were about Obama’s chances — 79 percent as compared to 69 percent, respectively.

Keeping in mind the vast difference in how the media has covered Trump versus the glowingly positive coverage Obama received from his acolytes in the media, and that gap becomes even more significant.

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The poll was conducted by CNN and SSRS between March 22-25 and included 1,014 respondents with a margin of error around 3.7 percent.

That poll also looked at the potential challengers who could arise in a 2020 presidential primary for Republicans to steal the nomination away from Trump, but not a single potential candidate garnered more than 1 percent support, and a couple of GOP politicians who have been maneuvering themselves to challenge Trump didn’t even make the list at all.

While 75 percent of Republican and right-leaning independent respondents said the GOP should re-nominate Trump, those potential challengers who received about 1 percent support included Vice President Mike Pence, former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, House Speaker Paul Ryan, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy and, oddly enough, celebrity businesswoman Oprah Winfrey.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich also made the list, but received less than 1 percent support. Neither Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake or Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse were even mentioned. All three of those anti-Trump politicians are rumored to be considering bids against Trump in 2020, but judging by the numbers, their odds look pretty slim.

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On the Democrat side, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the pack for the 2020 Democrat nomination with about 84 percent support from Democrat and left-leaning independents, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 75 percent and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 68 percent.

Other potential Democrat nominees who received significantly less support among respondents were California Sen. Kamala Harris with 53 percent, New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker with 50 percent and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand with 48 percent support.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, neither CNN or SSRS released all of the raw data from the poll and it is unclear how skewed their numbers may be in terms of their sample size of Republicans versus Democrats versus independents.

Given the liberal media’s penchant in the past for heavily skewed polling samples in favor of Democrats, Trump’s actual numbers could be even better than what is reported here.

That said, we can only report on the numbers made available to us, and even if the poll was skewed against Trump, he still stands on similar or better ground than Obama did at the same point in their presidency.

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The media have done their absolute worst over the past year to derail Trump’s presidency and drive a wedge between him and his supporters, but he just keeps trucking along in spite of the constant negative barrage, and his supporters appear to be even more dug in than ever to back him up.

One can only wonder what Trump’s numbers might look like if the media gave him fair coverage — neither overly positive or negative — instead of throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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