GOP pollster says Trump has better chance of reelection if Dems focus on policy

Republican pollster Ed Goeas on Wednesday said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE has a better chance of winning reelection in 2020 if Democrats make the election about policy.

“If the Democrats make it about policy, I think he has a much better chance to win than if it ends up being about persona,” Goeas, president and CEO if the Tarrence Group, told Hill.TV’s Jamal Simmons on “What America’s Thinking.”

“When you ask a question like job approval on taxes, or the economy, or jobs, he gets over 50 percent,” Goeas added.

The comments come as Trump turns his attention toward the 2020 presidential election.

Trump is likely to tout a growing economy under his administration, while Democrats could highlight his divisive rhetoric on a variety of issues.

A Gallup poll released late last month found that 53 percent of voters said they approved of Trump’s handling of the economy, which was up three points from August.

However, Trump’s job approval rating still sits in the forties.

An American Barometer survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company found that 48 percent of voters approve of Trump’s job as president, while 52 percent say they disapprove.

— Julia Manchester