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Voters elect Oprah over Trump, poll says

Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (Getty Images)

ROANOKE, Va. – A newly-released poll shows that in a hypothetical presidential race between Oprah Winfrey and President Donald Trump, Winfrey would win with 52 percent of the vote.

The Quinnipiac University National Poll surveyed 1,212 voters between January 12-16, and showed that Trump would only receive 39 percent in the hypothetical race.

The majority of women voted for Oprah at 58-33 percent, with men split at an even 45-45 percent. 

If the vote is examined by race, Oprah wins among black and Hispanic voters at 88-4 and 66-24 percent respectively. However, white voters lean 47 percent for Trump and 44 percent for Winfrey.

As expected, each party backs its candidate with Republicans voting 84-10 percent for Trump and Democrats backing Oprah 88-4 percent. Independent voters chose Oprah with a 49-38 percent vote. 

It is important to note that overall, American voters agree 66-14 percent that electing a celebrity to the office of president is a bad idea, regardless of the candidate. 

Finally, without naming an opponent, voters say 65-24 that they would not be inclined to vote for Oprah Winfrey. These same voters, in a question about Donald Trump, say 62-34 percent that they would not be inclined to vote for Trump.