A new poll shows that Americans wish they could go back in time and send Hillary Clinton to the White House, not Donald Trump.
The survey follows nearly two years of an administration buried in scandal, corruption, lies and sheer incompetence.
In other words, America is suffering from a hardcore case of buyer’s remorse as Trump continues to prove that all of Hillary Clinton‘s pre-election warnings were spot on.
More from the poll:
The survey conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company found that 36 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, while 44 percent said they would cast their vote for Clinton.
Four percent said they would back Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, while 2 percent said they would vote for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. Three percent named some other person.
These results should worry Republicans with less than two months before the 2018 midterm elections.
After all, given the fact that the November contests will be a referendum on Trump, his sinking approval ratings combined with the overall feeling of regret that he’s even in the White House does not bode well for the party that does his bidding.
This problem is compounded for the GOP by the fact that Trump feels the need to inject himself in every close midterm race on the map.
Reminder: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016
It’s also important to remember that America already did choose Hillary Clinton to be their president. By a three million vote margin, the country wanted her to succeed former President Barack Obama.
What the new survey suggests, though, is that they would do so by an even larger margin if given the chance, thus wiping out Trump‘s razor-thin advantage in three Midwestern states that gave him an electoral college win.
With the 2020 campaign around the corner, the deep sense of regret being felt by the country should worry the Trump team, especially since he’ll likely face off against an even more popular and likable Democratic nominee.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.