Shades of Moore: Trump Could Be in Trouble in Reliably Red States in 2020

President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

I guess it’s not too soon to start thinking about 2020, after all.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) have already began the search for personalities to best Donald Trump in a race for the White House.


For this particular poll, PPP decided to pit Trump against billionaire Mark Cuban in the deep red state of Texas.

In this very early poll, it was tight, but Cuban got 47 percent of the vote, to Trump’s 44 percent of the vote, among Texas voters.

Trump won 52.2 percent of the Texas vote in 2016, clinching the state’s 38 electoral votes and continuing a long tradition of Republicans winning there. The last Democratic candidate to win Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Cuban has teased a run, saying if he felt he had solutions, he’d consider it. In November, he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that there was a 10 percent chance he’d run in 2020.

Another Public Policy Polling survey earlier this year found that he would lead Trump nationwide in a hypothetical 2020 matchup.

We’re all about celebrities and reality TV, now.

When contacted about the poll released on Thursday, Cuban said it simply proved people are “bored.”

He might be right.


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