A new poll released Monday shows that a majority of Americans are ready to vote for a Republican president in 2020, with more than a quarter of respondents saying they are more likely to vote Republican if the GOP controls the White House in 2020 than if the Democrats control the Senate.
The survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute, found that 51% of Americans who said they lean Republican or lean toward the GOP in 2020 say they will vote for the GOP if the party controls the Senate, with 37% saying they would vote for Democrats.
A third (35%) of respondents say they are less likely to support a Republican candidate for president if the Republican Party is in control of the Senate than if they control the White Senate.
More than six in 10 (59%) respondents said they are confident the GOP will control the House in 2028, compared with 38% who say they would be more likely.
Among those who say that they are optimistic about the party’s chances in 2020 if the Republicans control the presidency, the number who say the GOP is more likely than the Democrats to be in the Whitehouse jumps to more than two-thirds (66%).
In addition, about three-quarters (75%) of Americans say the party is more popular with them than it is with other Americans, including one-quarter (24%) of Democrats and two-fifths (25%) of independents.
The poll surveyed 1,014 adults online from July 18-20.
It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.