Poll: US Voters Don’t Want A Socialist Or A Very Old President


Americans are least favorable toward a presidential candidate who’s a socialist or older than 75, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that said President Donald Trump’s approval rating ticked up in the past month.

Only 25 percent of respondents ranked “socialist” as a desirable trait for a candidate. Only 37 percent said “someone over 75” was desirable, according to the survey, released on Sunday.

The poll comes as Democrats line up for a chance to take on Trump in the 2020 presidential election. It suggests that 41 percent of voters would definitely or probably vote for Trump in 2020, against 48 percent who said they would vote for the Democratic candidate.

Among the perceived front-runners for the Democratic nomination are former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 77. Trump is 72.

Heading toward the first 2020 nominating contests about a year from now, Democratic primary voters reported that they prefer a nominee who proposes policies that could bring major change over one suggesting less change by a 55 percent to 42 percent margin.

Republicans in the White House, Congress and in the media have made “socialism” a significant point of attack.

The NBC/WSJ poll of 900 adults was conducted Feb. 24-27 and had an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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  1. (Tea Party PAC) – House Democrats and the mainstream media were clearly very eager for us to believe Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight committee this week.
    But according to a poll published Friday, a lot of people weren’t buying it.
    Only 37% of survey respondents found Cohen’s testimony to be credible.
    The poll was conducted by The Hill-HarrisX between February 28 and March 1 and suggested that Cohen’s testimony was unlikely to make a big political impact on President Trump.
    Amazingly, though, the percentage of those finding Cohen’s testimony credible was somehow still higher than those who did not find him credible, 25%, but the rest of respondents, 39%, said they had not yet formed an opinion on his testimony.
    Democrats believed Cohen at a rate of 58% while only 15% of Republicans found his testimony credible.
    Meanwhile, 35% of independent respondents found Cohen’s testimony credible, while 18% of independents still did not. While the rest, almost half, said they were unsure.
    More male respondents than female were certain of their opinion on Cohen’s credibility. 42% of male respondents found Cohen’s testimony credible, 31% said it was not, and 27% were unsure.
    Of female respondents, however, only 32% of female respondents believe Cohen was credible, 19% said he was not, and 49% were unsure.
    Cohen, a man convicted of lying to Congress, told Congress that Trump was a con man who only cared about winning. Oh, and he also said that Trump never cared about winning the 2016, election.
    He also accused Trump of using a “secret code” to tell him to break the law, by claiming to know when Trump wanted him to do something without Trump ever having to say so.
    He contradicted himself in several other statements, as well as statements he’s made in the past, from having been, or not been, to Prague, having wanted to serve in the White House, and how much of a racist Trump is.

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