Anti-Trump liberals shouldn’t break out the champagne just yet: a recent poll shows that President Donald Trump would clobber liberal 2020 Democratic frontrunner, Elizabeth Warren, in a head-to-head race. The Massachusetts Senator’s chances are about as real as her Native American heritage.
Out of those surveyed in the Politico/Morning Consult poll, 42 percent backed Trump, while just a paltry 35 percent backed Warren. 23 percent were undecided.
Trump, however, would lose in a head-to-head match against a “generic Democrat” if the election were held today.
Warren, the Massachusetts Senator who is part of the far-left wing of the Democratic Party, is beloved by liberal voters and donors—but their excitement clearly hasn’t translated into support from rank-and-file voters nationwide.
Meanwhile, Republicans—sensing Warren’s unpopularity—seem to be attempting to make Warren the face of the Democratic Party. Last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) silenced Warren during the confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions—which infuriated the left and caused massive social media backlash. It’s since been speculated that McConnell’s actions seemed to have been intentionally trying to elevate the profile of the far-left Warren, over more moderate Democrats.
Warren refused to challenge Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in 2016—but, despite waiting to back Clinton until long after the Democratic primary effectively ended, she became a critical surrogate on the left.
With almost four years left before the 2020 election, Warren has not yet confirmed or denied that she’s planning a run for the White House.