Kamala Harris? KAMALA HARRIS???
Public Policy Polling released its latest numbers on Tuesday, suggesting that Rep. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would defeat President Donald Trump if the 2020 presidential election were held today.
This comes on the heels of Trump’s approval rating slipping to a mere 36 percent, the lowest approval rating of any sitting U.S. president in the past 70 years.
Public Policy Polling, a notable liberal polling company, claims that Harris is one of several contenders that could successfully face off against Trump in the 2020 election.
About Trump’s approval rating, and about possible matchups for the 2020 race, PPP’s website read:
“Trump does a lot of losing in our poll. Voters wish that either Barack Obama (53/40) or Hillary Clinton (49/42) was President instead of Trump. Trump loses by wide margins in hypothetical matches against Joe Biden (54/39) or Bernie Sanders (52/39) for reelection. Trump loses 12-13% of the folks who voted for him last fall to either Biden or Sanders. Trump also trails in hypothetical contests against Elizabeth Warren (49/42), Cory Booker (45/40), and Kamala Harris (41/40).”
According to PPP, the only theoretical candidate that appears to be on par with Trump is Facebook’s own liberal Mark Zuckerberg, who equally matched Trump at 40/40.
The polling agency said, “The one Democrat Trump manages a tie against is Mark Zuckerberg, at 40/40. Zuckerberg is actually not a particularly well known figure nationally- 47% of voters say they have no opinion about him to 24% with a positive one and 29% with a negative one.”
As for midterm elections, Trump comes out favorably when compared to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“Trump comes out looking positively popular compared to Paul Ryan (24/57 approval) and Mitch McConnell (18/58),” PPP reported. “Congress overall has an 11% approval rating, to 75% of voters who disapprove of it.”
“Democrats,” PPP opined, “should have the opportunity next year to turn them into bogeymen much as Republicans have with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in recent years.”
The organization noted that its July poll was conducted among 836 registered voters during the period of July 14-17. The poll, PPP claimed, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.