Trump vs the superstars: Even though they’re unlikely to run, both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey would crush Trump if the election were held today, according to the poll conducted by SurveyMonkey.
And both women lead by double digits in favorability. Trump’s favorability is just 40% among registered voters, per the poll, compared to 62% for Obama and 55% for Winfrey.
Trump vs. the rising stars: More probable but lesser-known candidates — Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) — would all beat Trump, too.
But name recognition is a factor. A near-majority of registered voters said they didn’t know enough about Harris, Klobuchar or Gillibrand to be able to rate them as favorable or unfavorable.
Still, of these three women, Harris would beat Trump most handily — by a 10-point margin — if the election were held today. She polls well with African American and white suburban women, but not with #NeverHillary independent registered voters.