March 5, 2019
Americans are least favorable toward a presidential candidate who’s a socialist or one who’s 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. More voters were accepting of candidates who were gay or lesbian, independent or under 40.
The poll comes as Democrats line up for a chance to take on Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The survey 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.
Early polls have shown that among front-runners for the Democratic nomination are former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, who is still deciding whether to run, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 77, who has announced another presidential bid. Trump is 72.
This article was posted: Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm