South Florida celeb showdown? Trump vs. ‘The Rock’ in new 2020 poll

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson last year during filming in Boca Raton of the “Baywatch” movie(Getty Images)

President Donald Trump trails Democrats Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Cory Booker in hypothetical 2020 presidential matchups, according to a new survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

PPP also asked its national sample of 692 registered voters about actor, wrestler and former University of Miami football player Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who recently told GQ “it’s a real possibility” he’ll run for president.

Johnson is viewed favorably by 36 percent of voters and unfavorably by 13 percent.

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Trump gets a favorable job approval rating from 40 percent and an unfavorable grade from 54 percent.

In a hypothetical race against Trump, Johnson gets 42 percent to 37 percent for the incumbent president, PPP found. Johnson’s support includes 15 percent of those who voted for Trump in 2016.

The poll, conducted Friday through Sunday, has a 3.7 percent margin of error.



Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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