New polling indicates that only roughly one-third of Americans would cast a ballot for President Donald Trump if he runs for re-election in 2020. Over one-half said they would vote for a generic Democrat over the president.
On Dec. 20, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that 36 percent of national adults said they planned to vote for Trump in 2020 while 52 percent said they would vote for whoever becomes the Democratic nominee, NBC News reports.
Breaking down the data, the poll found that 18 percent of respondents said they would definitely vote for Trump's re-election while another 18 percent believed they would probably support the incumbent commander in chief.
Meanwhile, 14 percent of respondents said they would likely vote for the opposition party and 38 percent said they would definitely vote for Trump's opponent. The portion of national adults who were set on voting against Trump was more than twice that any other category.
By comparison, a survey released in 1993 by the same polling group found that 42 percent of Americans planned to vote for former President Bill Clinton's re-election while 33 said they would vote for his opposition one year into his presidency.
The latest poll found that Trump's support among his key demographics had waned since his election victory in November 2016. While the 2016 exit polls found that 66 percent of registered white voters without a college degree supported Trump, the new poll found that only 47 percent still supported the president a year later.
Meanwhile, Trump's support among registered rural voters had dipped from 61 percent to 43 percent.
RealClearPolitics, after aggregating the 13 national surveys released between Dec. 5 and Dec. 19, found that Trump had an average approval rating of 38.5 percent and an average disapproval rating of 57 percent.
On Dec. 14, a Public Policy Polling poll found that 70 percent of registered GOP voters wanted Trump to be their Republican nominee in 2020. The data indicated that the incumbent president would defeat potential challengers, such as Vice President Mike Pence or GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich, by a margin of 40 points and 51 points, respectively, the Washington Examiner reports.
On Oct. 20, a Granite State Poll surveyed likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire -- an early primary state that is considered crucial for helping secure a nomination -- and found that Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont led the pack of hypothetical contenders with 31 percent, NJ.com reports.
Sanders was followed by former Vice President Joe Biden. Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley rounded out the top five.