Poll: Oprah outperforms Warren, Gillibrand among Dems
Oprah Winfrey leads Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) in hypothetical primary match-ups, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult survey.
The media mogul holds a 4-point lead over Warren among Democratic voters, with 39 percent choosing Winfrey and 35 percent favoring the Massachusetts Democrat in the poll.
In a head-to-head match-up against Gillibrand, Winfrey’s lead grows to 21 points, 44 to 23 percent, pollsters found.
But other potential Democratic presidential candidates still hold a lead over Winfrey, particularly former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Winfrey trails Biden by 23 points, 54 to 31 percent, in a hypothetical primary match-up, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll. And in a match-up against Sanders, Winfrey trailed by 9 points, 46 to 37 percent.
Winfrey leads President Trump by 2 percentage points, 40 percent to 38 percent, among all voters in a head-to-head match-up.
The poll surveyed 1,993 registered voters between Jan. 11-16. Its margin of error is 2 percentage points.
Speculation about the media mogul potentially mounting a presidential bid in 2020 swirled last week after she gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes.
That speech addressed sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and elsewhere, but also took on broader themes. It was capped off by the line, “a new day is on the horizon,” stirring speculation about a possible campaign slogan.