A new Morning Consult/Politico poll, 40% of respondents would vote for Oprah Winfrey vs. 38% who would vote for Donald Trump in a hypothetical presidential matchup (if the election were held today).
That's essentially a dead heat given the poll’s margin of error. But she might not get that far.
The poll shows that Winfrey, who would almost certainly be running as a Democrat, would likely lose out in a primary to Joe Biden, favored by 54% of respondents vs. 31% for Winfrey, or Bernie Sanders, favored by 46% vs. 37%.
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Winfrey would top some other potential Democratic candidates — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), 39% to 35%, and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), 44% to 23%.
Oprah's lack of government experience would not be a deal-breaker, as obviously it was not for President Trump; 44% of respondents said experience in elected office is not necessary.
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The survey was conducted Jan. 11-16 among 1,993 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.