Most voters expect Joe Biden will become the Democratic nominee, but President Donald Trump has the edge for now in next year’s presidential race, the Rasmussen Reports poll said in a statement on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Rasmussen’s latest poll finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters think Biden is likely to be the Democrats’ presidential candidate next year, although only 23% consider that Very Likely.
About 28% of Americans say Biden is unlikely to be nominated, but just 9% say it’s Not At All Likely.
Despite the possibility of winning the Democratic nominee, Biden is still trailing President Trump, by four points for now.
The poll shows President Trump taking 47 percent against 43 percent for Biden, when the likely voters replied to the question, “If the presidential race in 2020 was between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who would you vote for?”
Rasmussen said its national telephone and online survey was conducted on Sept. 23-24, with 1,000 Americans participating in. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.
The survey from Rasmussen, which was ranked one of the most accurate U.S. pollsters in predicting the 2016 election, is among the best indicators for a general election next year.
Its daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday, Sept. 25, finds that 51% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 47% disapprove.
The president’s approval rating hits 53% on Tuesday – the highest level since April 9, before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on the same day.