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Poll Has Trump Winning 2020 Contest Against Warren

| by Jordan Smith

President Donald Trump would win a 2020 presidential election contest against Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, according to a new poll.

The Morning Consult/Politico survey gave the Republican a 42 percent to 36 percent lead over Warren, the New York Daily News reported.

However, Trump would not defeat a generic Democrat -- 43 percent of respondents supported an unnamed Democratic candidate, with only 35 percent saying they would back Trump.

"Most presidents experience a honeymoon period in their first few months. It looks like Trump's is ending," Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp told the Daily News.

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The Trump administration has come under pressure in recent days as media reports and Democratic politicians have alleged he has ties to Russia.

On Feb. 14, Warren demanded an immediate inquiry by Congress into the President's alleged Russian connections. "A real, bipartisan, transparent inquiry into Russia" was necessary, she wrote on Twitter, according to The Hill.

"Our national security is at stake," she added.

She also raised questions about how much the White House knew about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia. Flynn was forced to resign Feb. 13 after it emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the content of a telephone call with the Russian ambassador in December.

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Trump hit back against his critics at a press conference Feb. 16.

"Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles, in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system," Trump said, according to The Huffington Post.

He denied suggestions that his administration was in crisis, saying instead that he had inherited problems from former President Barack Obama. His administration "is running like a fine tuned machine," he added.

Dropp is not so sure.

"The slate of bad news for the administration is catching up to him, although it's important to note that his approval rating remains sky high among people who voted for him in November," he told the Daily News.

Sources: New York Daily News, The Hill, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: AFGE/Flickr

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