Poll: Trump leads Stormy Daniels in 2020 match-up, but not if she uses her real name

The adult film star who has alleged an affair with President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE could lead him in a hypothetical match-up in the 2020 race — but only if she used her real name, according to a new poll.

The poll from left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that in the match-up between Democrat Stormy Daniels and Republican Donald Trump, 32 percent of people said they would vote for Daniels, trailing behind the 41 percent who said they would vote for Trump.

But when Daniels’s real name, Stephanie Clifford, is used in the pairing, 42 percent said they would vote for the adult film actress, compared with 41 percent who said they would vote for Trump.


Daniels has been in the national spotlight for months after The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about the alleged 2006 encounter just before the election.

She is suing Trump in an effort to dissolve a decade-old nondisclosure agreement, and added Cohen to the lawsuit on Monday, accusing him of defamation for suggesting she is lying about the affair.

Daniels defied the nondisclosure agreement and revealed details of the alleged affair, including claiming that she was threatened to keep quiet several years ago, in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday.

Though Daniels has given no indication that she would be interested in running for office in the future, she did briefly consider running for Senate in Louisiana in 2009.