Trump 'unlikely' to face primary challenger, says pollster

It is unlikely that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE will see a Republican challenger in 2020, HarrisX CEO Dritan Nesho said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking."

"Consistently, six out of 10 to seven out of 10 Republicans pick Trump over any of the other names," Nesho told Hill.TV's Joe Concha, referring to those, including outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Jeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE (R-Ariz.), and Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Senate Republicans running away from Alabama abortion law Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order to protect US networks from Chinese tech | Huawei downplays order | Trump declines to join effort against online extremism | Facebook restricts livestreaming | FCC proposes new tool against robocalls MORE (R-Neb.), who have been floated as potential GOP challengers. 

"So it's very, very unlikely that he will face a primary challenger, and even though independents and Democrats might have slightly different preferences, that doesn't matter," he continued. "It's ultimately registered Republicans that will decide that question." 

"I think Trump is safe heading into 2020, and frankly, it's his party," he said. 

Trump still enjoys widespread popularity among Republican voters nearly two years into his tenure in office. 

Gallup found last week in its weekly tracking poll on the president's approval rating that 90 percent of Republicans approve of Trump's performance in office. 

— Julia Manchester