President Donald Trump will likely need to appeal to voters who are dissatisfied with his handling of the election in November to win re-election, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
Trump will need to convince the voters who did not vote for him in 2016 to vote for his reelection and make it a priority for them to do so again.
Trump has said he would be willing to do just that, but that has not happened.
The poll of 5,000 registered voters from Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that 57 percent of those polled said they would not support Trump in his reelection bid.
The president is running behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in the polls and the race has tightened since early November.
It is unclear how many of those voters will actually support Trump for re-nomination in 2020.
PPP’s poll comes after a series of polling from the Center for American Progress (CAP) showed Trump with a slight edge over Clinton among likely voters.
The CAP said the results showed Trump’s popularity was at its highest point since his inauguration, which is likely why his numbers have been growing.
PPL found that while Trump’s approval rating has been underwater in the wake of his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, he has remained above 50 percent for the past three months.
“His approval ratings are the highest they’ve been since he took office,” said Nate Silver, a political science professor at Johns Hopkins University.
The most recent polls from PPP, the University of Virginia’s WMUR and the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute all showed Trump ahead of Clinton in 2020, though the PPP survey had Trump ahead by 1 point in early November, meaning the PPR poll was slightly off.
“While we are not at a point in time where we’re looking at a ‘purging’ of the electoral college, it is still possible for Trump to win if he gets a majority of the vote,” said PPP pollster Patrick Murray.
“It is possible for a Republican to win the White House if he or she gets the majority of a plurality of the electorate.”
It is not the first time PPP has conducted an election survey of 2020 voters.
PPA’s latest survey, which was conducted online on March 20-21, found Trump had a 47-point lead over Clinton and her Democratic opponent, former Maryland Gov.
Martin O’Malley, who was the Democrat in the governor’s race.
The new PPP polls are based on telephone interviews conducted between Feb. 17 and March 2 with a sample of 567 likely voters nationwide.
The PPP surveys were conducted online by the firm’s proprietary Research Sampling International Panel Survey (RSSI) and include a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
“The president’s approval ratings have remained at their highest point in more than a month, so he’s still in a comfortable lead,” said Joe Trippi, a vice president at PPP.
“He still needs to win over those who are disillusioned with him or who have concerns about his leadership and the direction of the country, but he has done well to get over the hump.”
Trump’s disapproval rating has dropped from 44 percent in the latest poll to 33 percent in PPPs latest poll.
While PPP found Trump in a tight race with Clinton in early January, PPP said the president is now in a more favorable position with the public.
The public is much more optimistic about Trump’s ability to keep his promise of reducing the size of government and boost the economy, according the PPA survey.
Clinton is faring much better than Trump in the same poll, however.
PPR found that 50 percent of the people surveyed said they have a favorable view of Clinton and 43 percent said they viewed her unfavorably.
Clinton, who is the first woman to win a major political party’s presidential nomination, is currently polling at 55 percent and leading Trump by 6 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average.
The RealClearPolls average of national polls released by Public Policy Research Institute (PPI) in late February had Clinton leading Trump 46 to 34 percent.
The Public Policy pollsters average of polls released last week showed Clinton with a 46 percent to 37 percent lead.
The Democratic nominee had a slight lead over Trump in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Wednesday.
“Clinton has a significant lead in the public’s perception of her leadership in a number of areas, including her handling of national security, economic growth and the economy,” said Michael McDonald, president and chief executive officer of PPP in a statement.
“In addition, she enjoys a solid lead over Donald Trump on the economy and the national security issue.
Her approval ratings, however, are in a solid position in the mid-30s.”
The latest poll is PPPS first survey of registered voters in the 2020 election.
The company has conducted surveys of registered Republican voters in five states, including Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.
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