A poll conducted by ABC suggests that the majority of Americans are unwilling to support President Donald Trump’s bid for re-election in 2020 with healthcare and immigration policy cited as major deciding factors.
Today’s new poll found 55% refuse to vote for Trump in 2020, with 40% opposing his re-election based on his handling of healthcare.
On immigration, 44% oppose a second term for the president, while 31% support it. Also of great significance was the 58% who also believe Mr Trump lied to the public about the Mueller investigation.
The poll shows that this thinking may have a considerable impact, with 36% of those polled citing the Mueller report, an edited version of which was released to the public on
18 April, making them likely to oppose Trump in 2020.
Intended turnout meanwhile appeared “remarkably” high, with 75% of Americans, including 85% of registered voters, saying they are “certain” to vote in the election.
The news agency noted that if that level is maintained, it could boost Democratic candidates, many of whose core support groups are “less reliable voters”.
Also notably, support among Mr Trump’s own party showed a slight decrease in the poll – 15% of Republicans said they would “definitely not” support the president’s re-election, with 30% of those identifying as conservative polling the same way.
The numbers do not necessarily spell victory for Mr Trump’s eventual opponent, however, with only 29% of those polled say they’ll definitely support the Democratic opponent in 2020.