WASHINGTON – More than half of U.S. voters think President Donald Trump is likely to win re-election in 2020, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 54 percent of the respondents said Trump is at least somewhat likely to be re-elected, compared with 40 percent who said he is at least somewhat unlikely to be re-elected.
Meanwhile, 33 percent said Trump is very likely to be re-elected and 20 percent said he is not at all likely to be re-elected.
The sampling included 1,000 likely voters and was carried out Wednesday and Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The survey comes as potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are crisscrossing the country making speeches and possibly weighing bids.
Names being floated include Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump won the 2016 presidential election largely by racking up large margins of support from white working-class voters in Democratic leaning states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Exits polls said Trump’s message on trade and immigration struck a chord with those voters.
Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the northeast and the West Coast but did poorly in the heartland.
It remains to be seen whether any of the potential 2020 contenders can expand their support beyond what Clinton received.