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Poll: Pence Leads 2020 GOP Presidential Field

Mike Pence may be the GOP’s favorite for the 2020 presidential election, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

The Hill reports:

Mike Pence may be the GOP’s vice presidential nominee this year, but some of his supporters are already looking ahead to 2020.

Pence leads a new poll of the potential Republican presidential field in 2020 should Donald Trump lose this year’s presidential election.

Pence is the top choice for 22 percent of Republicans in the Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted after the vice presidential debate this week and released Friday.

Trump himself and Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) follow at 13 percent, with Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) at 12 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 11 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7 percent.

Nearly a third of Trump supporters, 32 percent, said they would rather vote for Pence for president than Trump, while 59 percent said they would rather vote for Trump, according to the poll.

Pence was considered the winner of this week’s vice presidential debate, according to several polls, while Trump was considered the loser of last week’s first presidential debate.

In contrast, 84 percent of Hillary Clinton’s supporters said they would rather vote for her for president than running mate Tim Kaine.

Overall, 10 percent of respondents, including just 5 percent of independents, said the VP debate changed their mind on the race.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) led a poll of the potential Democratic presidential field in 2020 should Trump defeat Clinton, with 28 percent of Democrats picking Warren.

Kaine came in second, at 16 percent, Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) had 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had 8 percent.

The survey of 1,989 registered voters was conducted online Oct. 5–6 with an overall margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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