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New poll reveals how many Americans want Oprah to run for president — and it doesn't look good

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A new poll finds that most American voters don't want Oprah to run for president, but she would do very well in the Democratic primary and general election if she ran. (John Medina/Getty Images)

A new poll reveals how many Americans want Oprah to run for the White House in 2020 — and it doesn’t look good.

What does the poll show?

According to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, just 24 percent of registered voters surveyed want the media mogul to run in 2020. On the other hand, an overwhelming 59 percent said she should not and 17 percent said they weren’t sure.

Democrats and African-Americans were most enthusiastic about an Oprah 2020 campaign. Conservatives, Republicans and older Americans were the least.

However, when tested against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — who many speculate will challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 — support for Oprah went up. In fact, respondents seemed to favor Oprah over Warren.

When asked who they would vote for if the Democratic primary were today, 39 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Oprah, while 35 percent said they would vote for Warren. Oprah also topped Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

What else did the poll find?

  • While Oprah would top leading Democratic women, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden would lead Oprah.
  • Registered voters were split between Oprah and a GOP candidate who isn’t Trump.
  • Registered voters said they were more likely to vote for Oprah in the presidential general election than Trump.
  • Nearly half of registered voters also said they would consider voting for a candidate with little or no political experience, while 33 percent said they would not.
  • As far as Oprah, registered voters overwhemingly said they believe her to be “somewhat liberal” or “very liberal.”

The survey was conducted between Jan. 11-16 and polled 1,993 registered voters.

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