Seems like Oprah Winfrey's Hollywood buzz could be enough to get her into the White House after all. A poll by Rasmussen Reports shows Winfrey with a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump if an election were held today.
The topline numbers show Winfrey with 48% support, Trump with 38% and 14% say they are undecided. A statement by Rasmussen shows both candidates would draw across party lines.
Winfrey has the support of 76% of Democrats, 22% of Republicans and 44% of voters not affiliated with either major political party. The president earns 66% of the vote from Republicans, 12% of Democrats and 38% of unaffiliateds.
Twelve percent (12%) of both Republicans and Democrats are undecided given this matchup. One-in-five unaffiliated voters (19%) aren’t sure which candidate they would support.
Having that many people, in both parties say they are undecided in this potential match-up effectively means the race is still up in the air.
The survey of 1,000 likely American voters was conducted on Monday and Tuesday of this week after Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes created a buzz that the former TV host would run to be the Democratic nominee. While Democrats are abuzz at the thought of Winfrey running, Republicans are confident their man would be re-elected.
Two-out-of-three Republicans think Trump will be elected to a second term. Among Democrats, 42% predict he will be defeated by their nominee in 2020, but a plurality (45%) thinks he is more likely to be impeached.
Among those most likely to support Winfrey, 52% of women say they would back her, the rest of the breakdown from Rasmussen follows ideological lines.
Those under 40 are far more likely to choose Winfrey over Trump as the nation’s next president than their elders are.
Winfrey leads among whites, blacks and other minority voters but has her widest victory margin among the black community.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of self-identified conservative voters choose Trump in a matchup with Winfrey. But she leads with 58% support among moderates and 80% of the liberal vote.
Winfrey has not said if she will run, conflicting reports from friends say she is both in and out of the race. While most media are celebrating the idea, at least one major outlet has declared NOPRAH! A NY Post columnist reminding voters of the strange ideas Winfrey endorsed during her time as a TV host and media mogul.