A sense of economic populism may hinder President Donald Trump's major case, the economy, for his reelection in 2020, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows.
The poll of 1,001 adults, conducted by phone from April 22-25, showed that overall, 72% of respondents said the country's political structures benefit those in power, and 60% said the economic system allows the same benefit, reports The Washington Post.
Also according to the poll:
- 80% of Democrats think the economy benefits those in power;
- 60% of Independents believe the economy gives the advantage to those in power.
Meanwhile, a majority of voters participating in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll say they disapprove of Trump's job performance and will not support his reelection.
The poll shows:
- 54% of voters disapprove of the president's job performance;
- 52% said they will definitely not support him;
- 30% of registered voters say they will definitely support Trump’s reelection bid;
- 14% said they will consider supporting him.
However, only a third of voters who said they won't vote for Trump also said they would definitely vote to support his eventual Democratic opponent, as they are "waiting to see" who will be picked.
Meanwhile, the economy appears to be the major asset for Trump's reelection, but his handling of healthcare and illegal immigration made voters say it makes them less likely to vote for him.
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