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U.S. voters don’t want a socialist or a candidate over the age of 75 as their President, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that said President Donald Trump’s approval rating ticked up in the past month.
Only 25 percent of respondents ranked “socialist” as a desirable trait for a candidate. Only 37 percent said “someone over 75” was desirable, according to the survey, released on Sunday. More voters were accepting of candidates who were gay or lesbian, independent or under 40.
The poll comes as Democrats line up for a chance to take on Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The survey suggests that 41 percent of voters would definitely or probably vote for Trump in 2020, against 48 percent who said they would vote for the Democratic candidate.
Early polls have shown that among front-runners for the Democratic nomination are former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, who is still deciding whether to run, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 77, who has announced another presidential bid. Trump is 72.
WIBC host Tony Katz has his own thoughts on this latest poll:
“This poll is the biggest bunch of crap you are ever going to hear in your entire life. And if you believe that a message of ‘tax the rich’ and ‘free this, free that’ is going to turn people off, you are out of your skull.
People won’t vote for Joe Biden because he’s 76? Of course they will. They won’t vote for Bernie Sanders because he’s a socialist? Nonsense. That’s why you don’t believe polls like this. Wait until the general election.”
Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary.