A new Politico/Morning Consult poll has Donald Trump beating Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) by six points in a hypothetical 2020 presidential election.
Forty-two percent of likely voters said they would support President Trump compared to 36 percent who would back Warren.
The poll's results were taken from a survey conducted on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10–mere days after Warren was "silenced" and reprimanded on the Senate floor for breaking one of the chamber's rules by attacking a colleague's character.
Warren has been widely touted as a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2020 and is considered one of the more progressive members of the Senate. She was also a supporter of former President Barack Obama and has been a vocal critic of Trump since he took office.
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey contextualized why the Politico/Morning Consult poll's results might be particularly worrying for Democrats.
"The poll took place while Warren was at the apex of sympathetic attention from the media. The "she persisted" hashtag took off, and Warren was feted as an example of assertive female politicians who wouldn't be silenced. And … she still loses to Trump by six points."
Further insights from the survey include:
- 43 percent of those surveyed would vote for a generic Democratic candidate in 2020, compared to only 35 percent for Trump.
- 49 percent of those surveyed approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and 45 percent disapprove.
- 26 percent of those surveyed consider Ronald Reagan the best president since World War II.
- 25 percent of respondents said Obama was the worst president over the same time period, one percentage point less than Trump.