Capitol Report: Oprah would beat Trump in 2020 race, poll finds
Oprah Winfrey holds a 10-point lead over President Trump in a new poll about the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’d beat Oprah Winfrey if she ran for the White House. But a new poll finds the opposite.
Winfrey bests Trump by 10 points in a Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday, though there are many undecided voters.
Media-mogul Winfrey’s speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards has created a buzz about her running for president, and Trump was asked about it after a meeting with lawmakers on immigration.
“Oprah would be a lot of fun,” Trump said, adding he didn’t think she would run. Winfrey’s friend Gayle King said she is “intrigued by the idea,” CNN reported.
If Winfrey did run, the poll finds, 48% of likely U.S. voters would opt for her compared to 38% for Trump. There are also 14% who are undecided, according to the Rasmussen poll, which was taken Jan. 8-9.
Winfrey’s speech addressed the sexual harassment revelations that have rocked Hollywood, with the onetime high-ratings-scoring talk show host saluting women who have shared their personal stories.