Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris preferred as president over Don Jr and Ivanka Trump, says survey

A survey, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, asked if voters would support the two Trump children in a future presidential election


                            Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris preferred as president over Don Jr and Ivanka Trump, says survey
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama and current Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris are favored over President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr, and daughter Ivanka Trump as future candidates for the White House, a poll states.

A survey, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, asked if voters would support the two Trump children in a future presidential election. Respondents backed Trump Jr narrowly over Ivanka. A majority of respondents, however, said that they would not support either. At least 21 percent said that they would vote for Trump Jr, while 17 percent backed Ivanka. However, 63 percent of the respondents said that they would not back Trump Jr, while 68 percent said the same for Ivanka. The poll, which was conducted between October 17 and 18, surveyed a total of 3,150 weighted registered US voters.

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama was the most-backed potential candidate in the survey, with 47 percent of the respondents saying they would cast a vote for her in a future presidential bid, while 40 percent said that they would not. At least 39 percent of the respondents supported the Democratic Senator Kamala Harris from California, who is currently running as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's VP, and nearly 43 percent of the respondents said that they would not back her. 

All the aforementioned politically-linked figures have been touted as potential candidates for the 2024 presidential elections. Trump Jr, in previous polling, was put behind Vice President Mike Pence as Republicans' preferred candidates for the next White House run. President Donald Trump, earlier this year, however, had dismissed daughter Ivanka's potential political aspirations. Trump had also rejected claims that he had considered her as his running mate in 2016.

Out of all the candidates, Harris, who also ran for the 2020 presidential race, has been touted as a favorite to win the 2024 election if she were to run. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama, who continues to remain a popular figure in the country with her favorability higher than President Trump and Biden, has suggested of her disinterest in running for the White House multiple times. Michelle Obama, however, has been a strong supporter of Biden and is using her popularity to campaign for a Biden-Harris presidency. 

The former first lady, earlier this month, on October 6, had launched a series of attacks against Trump, accusing him of endangering the lives of Americans with his behavior during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Obama also slammed Trump's policies and described them as "racist." The 56-year-old made the remarks in a 24-minute video meant as a "closing argument" for voters to support Biden. Obama cautioned that the US has descended into "chaos" because the "president is not up to the job." The former first lady, who did not mention Trump's recent coronavirus diagnosis, accused the Republican of attempting to "gaslight the American people by acting like this pandemic is not a real threat."

Obama, in the clip, also accused Trump of "stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans" with his "racist" rhetoric. She also asked White Americans for "empathy," and added that as a Black woman, she was worried that institutional racism, if not addressed, will “destroy this nation."

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