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Oprah Beats Trump In NPR Poll, But Most Americans Don't Want Her To Run For President

The former talk show host and media mogul would beat President Trump by 11 points in a hypothetical 2020 match-up, but 54 percent of Americans say they don't want Winfrey to run for president.
Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday. Winfrey's speech spurred talk of a possible presidential run. Source: Handout

Americans love Oprah Winfrey — they just don't necessarily want her to run for president.

In a head-to-head matchup with President Trump, Winfrey would win 50 to 39 percent, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

But when asked if they want Winfrey to run for president, a majority (54 percent) said they don't want her to do so, with 35 percent saying they do want her to run.

The ubiquitous former talk-show host, media mogul and actress spurred talk of a potential White House bid with a stirring speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The

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