Thursday, December 21, 2017
POLL: Only 36 percent of Americans Say They Would Vote For Trump If He Ran For Reelection
According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll roughly one third (36%) of Americans say they will "definitely" or "probably" vote for Donald Trump if he runs for reelection in 2020, while over half (52%) indicate that they'd "definitely" or "probably" support his Democratic general election challenger.
In addition the poll found that 38 percent say they’re dead set on voting against the GOP commander-in-chief, with an additional 14 percent saying that they’ll probably vote for the Democrat on the ballot.
In other worrying signs for Trump the partisan breakdown also shows that enthusiasm for his bid for reelection is fracturing within his own party.
Among Republicans, 43 percent say they will definitely vote for Trump, while 73 percent of Democrats say they will definitely vote against Trump.
Some of Trump’s key coalition groups have also shown a drop in their support for Trump.
According to exit polls conducted during the 2016 presidential election, 66 percent of white voters without a college degree backed Trump over Hillary Clinton, but now just 47 percent now say that they will definitely or probably support him in 2020.
The decline is similar among rural voters where 61 percent of rural voters supported Trump in 2016, while now just 43 percent say they’re confident they’ll back him in 2020.
At the close of Trump's first year in office three-in-ten Americans overall say that the country is better off than it was when he became president, while 45 percent say it is in worse shape.
Other surprising findings in the survey show that 41 percent of Americans want Congress to hold impeachment hearings to remove Trump from office showing that 70 percent of Democrats, 40 percent of independents and 7 percent of Republicans were in favor of the move.
These numbers mirror the beliefs within each party that Trump and his campaign actively colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Overall, 38 percent of Americans believe there was collusion, 35 percent believe there was not and 26 percent say they don’t know enough to say. When broken down along party lines 65 percent of Democrats, 35 percent of independents and 6 percent of Republicans believe collusion occurred.