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New Poll: Trump Would Lose 2020 Election If Held Today

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President Donald Trump would lose big if the 2020 presidential election were held today.

That comes according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, reports The Inquisitr.

The exact poll is not specified, but The Inquisitr's Glenn Minnis says that it has Trump trailing any Democrat 36 percent to 46 percent.

Of the Democratic respondents, 84 percent said they would support a candidate from their own party, while 74 percent of Republicans said they would support Trump. 

The 10 percent differential applies also to Independents -- 40 percent said they would support a Democratic candidate, and 30 percent said they would support a Republican candidate.

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A recent Pew Research Center poll cited by The Inquisitr shows Trump's approval rating at a mere 34 percent, with a majority of respondents indicating low confidence in his ability to do his job.

The  number of those who disapprove of Trump's job performance reached a new high of 59 percent, with 51 percent strongly disapproving. Only 25 percent of those polled strongly approve of his performance.

Trump is also polling badly on the subject of foreign policy, with 6 out of 10 voters indicating that they are not strongly confident in his ability to handle an international crisis, with 59 percent saying they have little to no confidence in his ability to properly deal with North Korea.

Those numbers are particularly relevant at the moment, with Trump in the midst of an extended diplomatic tour of Asia.

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On Nov. 13, he arrived in the Philippines, attending the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference in Manila, the Daily Mail reports.

The conference kicked off with a colorful ceremony, culminating in an unusual group photo of the assembled world leaders.

Outside the conference, throngs of Filipino citizens protested Trump's appearance, holding signs that said "ban Trump," and burning an effigy of him in the shape of a swastika.

Meanwhile, inside the conference, heads of state lined up for a traditional cross-body handshake, which took a comedic turn when Trump couldn't figure out quite how to do it.

"It's the ASEAN handshake: right hand over left," the master of ceremonies informed him.

Trump finally caught on, laughing as he held hands with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, the event's host.

Duterte has been widely condemned for human rights violations associated with his country's war on drugs, as noted by Human Right Watch. Following his September 2016 inauguration, he said: "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts. I'd be happy to slaughter them. If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have me."

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was asked Nov. 12 if he believed reports that Duterte's government is conducting extrajudicial executions. "We'll check it out," he replied.

Sources: The Inquisitr, Daily Mail, Human Rights Watch / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded images: Pexels (2)

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