A new poll by Quinnipiac University finds Oprah Winfrey would defeat President Donald Trump if she ran against him in a presidential election.
The poll released Wednesday shows in a hypothetical presidential matchup, Winfrey running as a Democrat would beat Trump 52 to 39 percent.
The poll shows that men are evenly split on the race, 45 to 45 percent, while 58 percent of women support Oprah, compared to 33 percent who support Trump.
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Oprah wins among black and Hispanic voters at 88 to 4 and 66 to 24 percent. The poll shows 47 percent of white voters would go for Trump and 44 percent for Winfrey.
When asked if they would vote for a celebrity for president, 66 to 14 percent of voters said electing a celebrity to the office of president is a bad idea.
The poll, which was conducted Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, surveyed 1,212 voters nationwide and had a margin of error of 3.4 percent.
Winfrey stirred 2020 chatter among Democrats with her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes earlier this month when she called for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights."
For his part, Trump has said he thinks he would beat Winfrey in a presidential election, but that she wouldn't run against him anyway.
"I like Oprah," Trump told White House reporters. "I don't think she's going to run."