A new Optimus survey finds former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Trump in a potential 2020 head-to-head match up, 50% to 43%. However, Biden’s lead shrinks to 4% when Howard Schultz is included as an independent candidate.
In another potential match up, Trump narrowly led Sen. Kamala Harris 45% to 43%, but his lead swelled to 4% with Schultz as an option. Trump also led 3-way races against Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Stuart Rothenberg: “Schultz isn’t likely to have much appeal among Trump’s rural, culturally conservative, white evangelical base. And that means he would be likely to do much greater damage to the Democratic nominee’s vote than to Trump’s. And that’s why Democrats have reason to be worried about Schultz’s candidacy.”Save to Favorites