With recent Gallup poll claiming Trump’s job approval is down to 37% and Trump Derangement Syndrome not yet showing any signs of abating, many Democrats are chomping at the bit to run against him in 2020.
Some of the rumored big names so far are Cory Booker, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Andrew Cuomo. But there are many more. We may perhaps see as many Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election as we saw Republican presidential candidates for 2016 election.
Out of all these, there is one rumored candidate that Trump would love to run against: Elizabeth Warren.
When told by Fox News’ Jesse Watters that the senator from Massachusetts would likely run against him, the President responded “I hope so. That would be a dream come true.”
I think she hurt Hillary Clinton very badly. I watched those speeches – the anger, the hatred, in her heart – and I said, ‘Ya know, she’s really bad for Hillary.’
I watched that last couple of weeks when she was getting up with that craziness, that anger – Pocahontas would not be proud of her as her representative, believe me.
Trump may have good reason to hope to run against Warren. In many ways, it would be a rematch of a race he won already.
Warren might be slightly to the left of Clinton politically – very slightly – but the two are so similar in style and substance that while she would likely do very well in all the traditionally blue states that voted for Hillary, it is difficult to see what appeal she would have in the traditionally blue states that did not vote for Hillary, such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Furthermore, Hillary was able to win a plurality of votes against Trump. One recent poll indicates that Warren may have difficulty even doing that. Trump leads her 42% to 36% in a Morning Consult/Politico poll.
Warren should perhaps concentrate on her own reelection before considering running to oppose Trump, however. A January 2017 poll showed that “a stunning 46 percent of Massachusetts voters think it’s time for someone else to have a shot at the Senate.”