Fox News on Oct. 10 released a new survey of 1,003 registered voters being queried about the 2020 presidential nomination. The results don’t appear to be good for President Trump, but the numbers are likely less reliable.
The poll showed that if the 2020 presidential election were held today, 50% of respondents selected former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 49% chose Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), meanwhile just 40% selected President Trump.
But looking at the early primary/caucus states, the president still appears to be competitive, so the numbers are likely less stable and reliable, the Daily Wire reported. Trump leads Biden 51% to 49% in Iowa, according to the latest poll from Emerson.
A Florida Atlantic University poll released on Sept. 18, showed President Trump leading top-tier Democratic candidates in the crucial swing state of Florida. According to the poll, President Trump leads Elizabeth Warren by 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent and leads Biden and Bernie Sanders by one point—50.5 percent to 49.5 percent.
Earlier, a spokesman for President Trump’s re-election campaign brushed off the previous Fox News poll, that showed Joe Biden with a 9-point lead over the president in Wisconsin.
“None of these snapshots in time 13 months before an election mean anything,” said Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the president’s 2020 campaign.
“In fact, the president is ahead of where he was during his first election in 2016,” he added. “So none of these public opinion polls got it right in 2016 and none of the ones you see right now square with anything we see.”
Another factor is the ongoing talk of impeachment could be impacting the president’s popularity, and boosting the prospects of his rivals.
President Trump on Oct. 10, reacted to the poll by Fox News, which showed 51% of Americans want him impeached and taken out of office.
“From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good Fox News Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But Fox News is also much different than it used to be in the good old days,” Trump tweeted.
“With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from CNN), & others, Fox News doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!” he added.
…Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
Trump’s fundraising eclipses Democratic presidential candidates
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $125 million in the third-quarter with more than $156 million in cash on hand. Meanwhile, three contenders challenging President Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary trail far behind.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads the pack with $25.3 million, Elisabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised $24.6 million, the mayor of Sound Bend Pete Buttigieg had $19.1 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden came next with $15.2 million.
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said that hurdles from Democrats will do nothing but help to pave an “unstoppable path to victory in November 2020.”
“The president’s record of accomplishments is generating tremendous enthusiasm, and the Democrats’ reckless, illegitimate, partisan impeachment farce has his supporters even more fired up,” he said. “The campaign and our partnership with the RNC have never been stronger.”