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NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll: 2020 election issues

NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll: 2020 election issues

A new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll finds 34 percent of people say they would vote for President Trump, if the general election were held today. Fewer—29 percent—would vote for the Democrat, "regardless of who they are." But, 17 percent of people say their vote depends on who the Democrats select as their nominee and 15 percent of people say they don't know who they would vote for, underlining the stakes involved in this year's Democratic primary contest.

Other issues polled:

  • 63 percent of people want to see a Medicare-for-all health care program as an alternative to private health insurance plans; 34 percent disagree
  • 58 percent of people believe the right to an abortion, as established in Roe v. Wade, should be upheld; 39 percent believe it should be overturned
  • 52 percent of people agree with the Green New Deal's attempts to address climate change; 42 percent disagree with the proposal
  • With more than a dozen declared or likely candidates in the Democratic field so far, most people say it doesn't matter whether the eventual Democratic nominee is a woman or a non-White candidate

Read more about our polling methodology here.
Click through all the results in the interactive toplines below:

Question text:
In general, thinking about the way things are going in the country, do you feel things are going in the right direction or that things are going in the wrong direction?
Do you agree or disagree with a proposal called the Green New Deal that addresses issues related to climate change? 
In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy.  Do you agree or disagree that the right to an abortion should be overturned?
Do you agree or disagree that there should be a Medicare-for-All health care program as an alternative to private health insurance plans?
Do you agree or disagree that the government should guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States?
Regardless of your own political views, if the Democrats nominate a female candidate for president in 2020, do you think this would help or hurt their chances of winning the general election, or does it not matter?
Regardless of your own political views, if the Democrats nominate a non-white candidate for president in 2020, do you think this would help or hurt their chances of winning the general election, or would it not matter?

If the general election were held today between President Trump and one of the Democrats running, who would you vote for: President Trump/The Democrat, regardless of who they are/Depends on who the Democrats select as their nominee/A third party candidate/I don't know
If the election were held today, which party do you think will win the Presidency?

*voters