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Though Oprah is liked by most Americans, only a fraction want her to run for president

21%

Oprah Winfrey’s speech during the Golden Globes on Sunday (Jan. 7) had viewers (and some political operatives) speculating about her intentions to run for president in 2020.

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Following a globally televised speech that connected the #MeToo movement with the civil rights movement and ended with a powerful message of hope, hashtags like #OprahForPresident and #Oprah2020 boomed on Twitter.

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21%

After Donald Trump became president, Oprah implied that a presidential run no longer seemed impossible.

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21%

Following the interview, the idea was tested in a national Quinnipiac University poll. It showed that though 52% of Americans liked Oprah, only 21% wanted her to run for president.

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Among Democrats, 72% of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Oprah, but only 32% wanted her to run for president.

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