- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

President Trump may face an uphill battle in swaying voters to his side during the 2020 elections, according to data from two recent polls.

According to data from a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday, a majority — 56 percent — of Americans said they wouldn’t vote for Mr. Trump in 2020.

Mr. Trump’s base is still mostly intact, with 71 percent of Republicans backing his re-election, although 27 percent of that same base wanted to change direction.

When considering “Republican leaning” independents, Mr. Trump’s support fell to 65 percent and the number of Americans who wanted a new candidate increased to 32 percent.

Similarly, a survey from PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist released on Jan. 17 found that 57 percent of American voters said they definitely would not vote for Mr. Trump.

The ABC/Washington Post poll was conducted Jan. 21-24 by calling 1,001 adults and 893 voters. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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