More Americans would rather Donald Trump be president than Barack Obama spend another term in office, according to a new poll.
Of the 2,000 registered voters surveyed in the Morning Consult/Politico poll, 45 percent of Americans preferred a Trump presidency while 44 percent said they want Obama to occupy the White House for another four years.
Despite a slight majority of Americans saying they would prefer Trump over Obama, more think Obama would win if the two were pitted against one another in an election. Of those surveyed, 47 percent said they thought Obama would win, while 42 percent said Trump would likely secure an electoral victory.
More Democrats wanted a Trump presidency than Republicans wanted Obama to occupy the presidency for another term. Among independent voters, Obama secured a three-point advantage over Trump.
Last week, Obama bragged that if he had run for a third term in office he would have beaten Trump. This week, the outgoing president has been reportedly meeting with Democratic legislators in an effort to save his signature health-care law, which Trump has said he plans to dismantle as soon as he is sworn into office.