More than four in 10 say Trump would win reelection if vote were today: poll

More than 4 in 10 Americans surveyed in a new poll say they think President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE would be reelected if the election were held today.

According to the NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll, 43 percent of respondents believe that Trump would win the presidency. The same amount — 43 percent — said a Democratic candidate would win, and 9 percent of respondents said a third-party candidate would be elected.

The majority of respondents in the poll — 53 percent — said they disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president; however, 45 percent said they approve. And 62 percent said they think the country is currently going in the wrong direction, compared to 35 percent who said it is going in the right direction.


The poll comes as Democratic candidates continue to jump into the already crowded race to take on Trump in 2020. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE, who has not yet declared a run, has consistently topped polls among Democrats.

A Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday found that Trump is facing an environment similar to the past three presidents, with 36 percent of registered voters saying they would “definitely” or “probably” vote to reelect Trump.

A majority of respondents to the NBC News poll said having a woman or nonwhite Democratic nominee would not affect the Democrat’s chances of winning. The pool of Democrats running for president so far is historically diverse in race, age and gender.

Despite the even split on Trump versus a Democratic candidate, respondents to the survey voiced support for progressive issues, with a 52 percent majority saying they support a "Green New Deal," and 63 percent saying they support "Medicare for all."

The poll was conducted online among 8,088 adults from March 18-25, and has a margin of error of 1.5 percentage points.