Donald Trump would be booted out of White House if election were today, poll claims
Nov. 05, 2019
President of the United States Donald Trump would be booted out of the White House if a presidential election were held today, a poll claims.
The new ABC News/Washington Post survey found that former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by 17 points.
And Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – considered to be the most socialist contender for the Democratic presidential nomination – is ahead of the current president by 12 points.
The poll also claimed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren would lead Trump by 15 points if pitted against him in a short notice election.
Biden, Sanders and Warren are front runners to clinch the Democratic nomination for presidential candidate next July.
Whoever wins will face Trump in the November 2020 presidential election.
ABC News reported that looming impeachment hearings have hurt Trump’s poll ratings.
They added that six in 10 Americans believe him to be a liar, and that the president lacks the personality and temperament to lead effectively.
The survey comes a week after a separate poll found half of voters support Trump’s impeachment.
That will almost certainly see the US Congress’s lower house – the House of Representatives – present evidence that Trump acted improperly during a phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky.
That phone call, which took place in July, reportedly saw Trump dangle $400million in aid in front of Zelensky in return for a probe into Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
Hunter Biden has faced questions over his links to an Ukrainian natural gas firm, but denies any wrongdoing.
The upper house of Congress – the US Senate – will then vote on whether Trump should be removed from his job.
It has a majority of Republican senators, with those politicians considered unlikely to vote their own president out.
And while the latest poll may make grim reading for Trump, the president has previously hit out at similar surveys by citing his surprise 2016 victory in the presidential campaign.