New CBS Poll: Most Voters Expect Trump will be Reelected

A new CBS poll finds 9/10 Republicans expect to win re-election and over 1/3rd of Democrats do as well.

Bernie Sanders recently sent out a number of tweets to celebrate his Nevada victory expressing confidence in his ability to defeat Trump.

“We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable.” Bernie claims.

CBS news reports whether or not they’re voting for him, 65% of registered voters nationwide think President Trump will definitely or probably be reelected, including more than a third of Democrats who think so. Republicans are especially optimistic: more than 9 in 10 expect him to win.

Still, potential head to head matchups with all the major Democratic candidates against Mr. Trump show a tight race no matter who the Democratic nominee is, with no more than three percentage points separating the Democratic candidates from Mr. Trump in any matchup with the six top polling Democratic contenders.

Most voters have dug in. When it comes to who they will vote for in November, 6 in 10 voters say it doesn’t matter who the Democratic nominee is, or what Mr. Trump might do over the next year.

Despite these close matchups, no Democratic candidate gets more than about a quarter of voters who thinks they would probably beat Mr. Trump (Bernie Sanders does best at 27%). Republicans are particularly confident of Mr. Trump’s chances: large majorities think each of these potential Democratic opponents would be long shots to beat him in November. Democrats are less sure of their party’s chances. They express the most confidence in Joe Biden and Sanders, but fewer than half of Democrats think any of the candidates is above a “maybe” to win.