The Irish American candidate received a ten point lead over President Trump in latest survey
Beto O’Rourke is the Democratic contender most likely to beat President Trump in the 2020 Presidential election, according to a new poll from CNN and SSRS.
The poll, conducted for CNN by research firm SSRS, surveyed 1,007 people between April 25 and April 28. 33 percent of the sample identified as Democrats, 26 percent Republican, and 41 percent as independents or members of another party.
One of the questions in the survey, whose results were made public on May 2, was: “If (NAME) were the Democratic Party’s candidate and Donald Trump were the Republican Party’s candidate, for whom would you be more likely to vote?”
With 52 percent against Trump’s 42 percent, Beto O’Rourke is considered by those surveyed to be the most electable Democrat against President Trump.
O’Rourke only narrowly edged out former Vice President Joe Biden, of whom 51 percent said they would vote for over President Trump, who claimed 45 percent in that matchup.
Right behind the former Vice President is Senator Bernie Sanders, who claimed 50 percent against Trump’s 44 percent.
The only potential Democratic candidate who wouldn’t beat President Trump is Elizabeth Warren - that pairing awarded President Trump 48 percent of the vote and Warren with 47 percent.
Elsewhere in the survey, 45 percent of respondents indicated a favorable opinion of President Trump, a growth of four points from the same survey that was conducted between March 14 and 17.
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