www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 22, 2019 | Paul Bedard Despite shrinking approval ratings, President Trump has expanded his base to include union workers, Hispanics, suburban and urban voters, and is ahead or tied with all the leading Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new national survey. In the latest Zogby Analytics poll, Trump is beating Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and is in a dead heat with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The survey said that the president has expanded his base and it found that despite a wave of negative media about the direction of the country, most Americans feel that the United States is an “exceptional country.” In the survey shared with Secrets, the 2020 race shows Trump still in the driver’s seat: Trump 47%-Biden 45% Trump 46%-Sanders 44% Trump 45%-Warren 45% Trump 47%-Harris 41% Trump 49%-Buttigieg 38% While Trump’s advantages in next year’s election are slightly different in the head-to-heads with each candidate, they closely follow his lead with Biden, as explained by pollster Jonathan Zogby. Trump touts oil boom as he tries to turn New Mexico red Watch Full Screen to Skip Ads According to his analysis, “The reason President Trump is winning, barely, in a hypothetical match-up with the former vice president, Joe Biden, is that, in addition to winning with his normal base of men (Trump leads 54% to 39%), white voters (Trump leads 53% to 40%), union voters (Trump leads 62% to 32%), and southern voters (Trump leads 50% to 43%), Trump has also tightened the race with Independents (Biden leads 42% to 36%), suburban voters (Biden leads 49% to 43%), and Hispanics (Biden leads 47% to 43%). Trump is also beating Biden convincingly with two demographics he has recently made inroads with: large city voters (Trump leads 50% to 44%) and Generation X voters age 30-49 (Trump leads 49% to 41%).” Trump has his biggest lead against Buttigieg. Zogby said that “Mayor Pete” hasn’t established himself as a crossover candidate yet, and despite being openly gay, he is not the runaway favorite among LGBT voters. Said Zogby, “It doesn't appear that Mayor Pete has cross-over appeal, yet. While Biden, Sanders, Harris and Warren did much better with moderates, Buttigieg struggled as he only beat Trump 43% to 38%. He also did not do great among LGBQT likely voters; Trump received 43% support, while Buttigieg received 45%. Trump's number among LGBQT voters, against Buttigieg, was the highest among all the Democratic match-ups.” One hopeful sign for Trump is that voters still believe that America is exceptional and they may be giving him credit. A “strong majority” of 60% think the U.S. is an exceptional country, 28% believe it is “average,” and 9% think it is “below average.” ------------ Seriously, how could any sane American not like Trump and be rooting for him. It is like Trump vs. all the forces of EVIL in this country. Every malcontent, every freak, every Communist agitator, all the Deep State, all the thoroughly corrupt MSM, and the weak minded easily manipulated... vs. Trump. Trump is going to crush it in 2020.