Majority say Trump should face primary challenge, poll finds

A majority of voters polled said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE should face a Republican primary challenger in 2020, according to a new American Barometer survey.

The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 72 percent of all respondents said they wanted Trump to face a primary opponent, compared to 28 percent who said they wanted him to be the nominee without facing a GOP challenger.

The party breakdown found that 43 percent of Republican voters in the survey want a GOP candidate to run against the president, a feeling shared by 78 percent of independents and 91 percent of Democrats.

"Those aren't that great numbers for President Trump," Republican pollster Conor Maguire told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "There seems to be a lot of Republicans that are really not sold on reelection."

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeArpaio considering running for former sheriff job after Trump pardon Overnight Energy: Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters | Carbon tax shows new signs of life | Greens fuming at Trump plans for development at Bears Ears monument Carbon tax shows new signs of life in Congress MORE (R-Ariz.) are all considered potential primary challengers to Trump.

Flake last week did not rule out a presidential run, while pointing to Sasse and Kasich as possible candidates.

"I've not ruled it out. I've not ruled it in. Just, somebody needs to run," Flake told reporters.

"But I hope somebody does just remind people what it means to be conservative and what it means to be decent. We've got to bring that back," he added. "If we're going to be a relevant party in the future then we've got to be a decent party."

The American Barometer survey was conducted Nov. 9-10 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

— Julia Manchester