Just 38% of voters nationally say that President Donald Trump should be re-elected while 57% say its time for someone new, according to a new Monmouth University poll.
In 300 “swing” counties across the country – which make up about 20% of the national vote – only 33% want Trump back for a second term; 61% want a new president.
“Trump maintains his core base of support, but it’s not clear that he can still count on those swing voters that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
Trump still maintains a solid lead for the Republican nomination with 54% saying they are firm for the president.
Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld is at 8%, with 20% who are for Trump now saying they could possibly break to Weld. Another 10% are unsure, but also said they could break to Weld.
Trump runs just as well against Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
“Republican voters appear to say ‘no thanks’ as the potential for a nomination challenge to Trump becomes more real,” said Murray.
The Monmouth Poll was conducted from March 1-4.