President Trump would beat Obama by one point if the two squared off.
By contrast, Clinton beat Trump by two points in the non-binding popular vote.
That's big news.
But Politico buried this finding because it does not fit the Politically Correct Narrative that the American people revere Obama and disdain President Trump.
The headline read: "Voters want Trump to concentrate on jobs."
Which they do, and which he is doing.
But it was not until Paragraph 13 that Politico mentioned the big news in the poll:
The poll also shows voters evenly divided on a recent point of contention: whether they would rather have President Barack Obama continue for a third term – which is prevented by the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms — or whether they want Trump to take office this year. Forty-five percent of voters say they want Trump to serve as president for the next four years, while 44 percent want Obama to continue as commander-in-chief.Conducted by Morning Consult, the Politico poll asked:
If it were up to you, who would you rather see as President for the next four years?45% said Trump.
44% said Obama.
I am willing to believe that if Obama led that question, that would be the lead in Politico. Indeed it reported, "Voters narrowly dispute Trump’s assertion that the first-time candidate would have defeated the incumbent if Obama could seek another term: 47 percent say they think Obama would win an election against Trump, while 42 percent think Trump would win."
But the numbers clearly show Trump would beat him.
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