Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Donald Trump trails Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by a 13-point margin in a hypothetical 2020 match-up, Public Policy Polling found. (Photo: Dave Phillips/flickr/cc)

Loser! In 2020 Trump vs. Sanders Match-Up, Bernie Beats Donald Bigly

New poll also shows Trump trailing both Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in hypothetical match-ups

Andrea Germanos

Donald Trump is already laying the groundwork for a second bid for the White House, but a new survey shows the deeply unpopular president losing big time in hypothetical match-ups against a number of other potential 2020 presidential hopefuls.

Against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Trump loses by a 13-point margin—51 percent to 38 percent—Public Policy Polling (PPP) found. Trump would also suffer a double digit loss against former Vice President Joe Biden, trailing the Democrat 39 to 51 percent.

He'd also lose against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (45 percent to 40 percent) and Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban (42 percent to 38 percent). Against Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), he'd come out losing again 42 percent to 39 percent).

Another finding from the new poll: a plurality of voters support impeaching Trump—48 percent say he should be impeached compared to 41 percent who oppose it. PPP notes that it's the fourth month in a row a plurality of survey respondents voiced support for his impeachment.

And while Trump's continued his attacks on the media, saying Tuesday in Phoenix that journalists are "very dishonest people," the poll shows the public with far more trust in major corporate media outlets than in the president.

That's true of CNN (50 percent to 35 percent); NBC (53 percent to 35 percent); ABC (53 percent to 35 percent); CBS (53 percent to 35 percent); The New York Times (53 percent to 36 percent); and The Washington Post (51 percent to 36 percent).

Despite his consistently low approval ratings, a majority of Republicans—57 percent—say they want Trump to be their party's nominee again in 2020.

The poll of 887 registered voters was conducted August 18-21, 2017 and has a 3.3 percent margin of error.


Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.

We've had enough. The 1% own and operate the corporate media. They are doing everything they can to defend the status quo, squash dissent and protect the wealthy and the powerful. The Common Dreams media model is different. We cover the news that matters to the 99%. Our mission? To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. Thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Can you chip in? We can't do it without you. Thank you.

GOP Silence on Trump's Call to Axe Constitution Reveals 'Full Embrace of Fascism': House Dem

"Last week the leader of the Republican Party had dinner with a Nazi leader and a man who called Adolf Hitler 'great,'" said Rep. Bill Pascrell. "Yesterday Trump called for throwing out the Constitution and making himself dictator."

Kenny Stancil ·


Protesting Fuel Poverty, People Tell UK Government to 'Keep Everyone Warm This Winter'

As energy bills—and fossil fuel profits—continue to soar, demonstrators around Britain demanded immediate action from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and members of Parliament.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Turn Off the Tap on Plastic,' UN Chief Declares Amid Debate Over New Global Treaty

"Plastics are fossil fuels in another form," said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, "and pose a serious threat to human rights, the climate, and biodiversity."

Kenny Stancil ·


EPA Urged to 'Finish the Job' After Latest Move to Protect Bristol Bay From Pebble Mine

"Local residents, scientists, and the broader public all agree that this is quite simply a bad place for a mine, and it is past time for the EPA to take Pebble off the table permanently," said one activist in Alaska.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Zero Tolerance for Corruption': Grijalva, Porter Demand Answers on Alleged Trump Pardon Bribery Scheme

The Democrats believe a real estate developer donated to a Trump-aligned super PAC in exchange for the pardons of two other men.

Julia Conley ·

Common Dreams Logo