Poll: Trump would lose to every top Democrat woman including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Elizabeth Warren

  • Every woman touted as a Democratic 2020 candidate would beat President Donald Trump if the election was held today, an Axios poll has found.
  • High-profile names, women senators, and women that Trump has repeatedly targeted are all more popular with voters according to the poll.
  • The poll also found that 64% of women view Trump unfavorably.
  • Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are unlikely to run, while speculation surrounds other female senators as well as Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.

President Donald Trump would likely lose the 2020 election against every woman floated as a potential Democratic candidate, including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren, according to an Axios poll.

The poll, released Friday, found that Michelle Obama has a 13 point favorability lead over Trump, while Oprah Winfrey has a 12 point lead over the president.

California Senator Kamala Harris has a 10 point lead over Trump, and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has a 9 point lead. Both women were given a new national platform through their questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as they served on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

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Sen. Kamala Davis (D-Calif.)

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (D)

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

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Environmental activist Tom Steyer

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey

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Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)

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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean

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Former Vice President Al Gore

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

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Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

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Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke

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Michael Bloomberg

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A near-majority of those surveyed said they did not know enough about the senators, or New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who has a six-point lead over Trump, to rate them as favorable or unfavorable. 

But the poll found that they would still beat Trump if the election were held today.

Clinton and Warren, both women that Trump frequently and publicly derides, have the smallest leads over Trump, but would still beat him, the poll found.

Clinton has a five-point lead over Trump, while Warren has a two-point lead.

The poll was produced from two surveys in October that surveyed a total of 9,908 adults.

Popular candidates

The results come as Trump's popularity with women slumps: 64% of women view Trump unfavorably, according to the p. 59% of registered voters overall said they had an unfavorable view of the president.

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Voters said they had a favorable impression of most of the women candidates. 62% of voters said they had a favorable impression of Obama, while 31% said they had an unfavorable impression.

But with both Clinton and Warren, more voters said they had an unfavorable impression of the candidate than those who said they had a favorable impression.

Potential candidates

Some of these women are unlikely to run or have not commented publicly on speculation that they might put themselves forward as a 2020 candidate.

Despite earlier reports that said she was thinking about running, Winfrey said on Thursday that she has no interest in the White House as she campaigned for a Democrat.

A former senior aide to Clinton said in October that there was a "not zero" chance she could run for president a third time. 

Harris, Klobuchar, and Gillibrand's public criticism of Trump have raised their profiles and fueled speculation that one or more may challenge him in 2020.

Obama has said that she isn't interested in running for president, and instead wants to work with young leaders and create "thousands of mes."

Warren said in September that she would "take a hard look at running for president" after the midterm elections.

The poll did not look at potential male Democratic 2020 candidates, like Joe Biden, Cory Booker, or Bernie Sanders.

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