Trump would defeat Sen. Kamala Harris in a head-to-head match up, poll...

Trump would defeat Sen. Kamala Harris in a head-to-head match up, poll predicts

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Sen Kamala Harris at the Worldwide Threats Assessment Senate briefing Feb 13, 2018, (Photo by Doug Christian)
Sen Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has consistently ranked in fourth or fifth polls about the Democratic contenders for president. But many pundits are saying: Don't count her out yet. (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian/TMN)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump would defeat Sen. Kamala Harris in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Friday.

The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 47% of the respondents said they would vote for Trump and 42% said they would vote for Harris (D-Calif.). Meanwhile, 12% said they are not sure which candidate they would vote for.

The poll also found that 41% said they have a favorable opinion of Harris while 43% said they view her unfavorably.

Included in that group are 14% who said they have a very favorable opinion of Harris and 29% who said they have a very unfavorable opinion of the senator. Meanwhile, 16% said they do not know enough about Harris to offer an opinion.

The survey included 5,000 likely voters and was conducted on April 28-May 2 and May 5-9. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

Harris, 54, has served in the Senate since January 2017. Prior to that, Harris served six years as California attorney general and seven years as San Francisco’s district attorney.

Harris is an outspoken opponent of the administration, particularly on issues related to civil rights and immigration enforcement.

The ever-growing Democratic presidential field now includes 21 candidates.

Recent polls show Harris as the fourth or fifth choice among Democratic primary voters.

Polls show former Vice President Joe Biden leading the pack by an overwhelming margin.

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