Nearly Two-Thirds of All Registered U.S. Voters Expect Trump Will Win Re-election, Poll Finds

Regardless of whether or not Americans are voting for President Donald Trump, almost two-thirds of nationwide registered voters say they think he'll most likely win re-election in November.

About 65 percent of U.S. registered voters of all political affiliations say Trump will "definitely" or "probably will" defeat whoever the ultimate Democratic challenger is against him in the general election. The CBS News/YouGov poll conducted between February 20-22 revealed that Republicans are far more confident than Democrats, with 90 percent of GOP registered voters expecting Trump to win re-election. Just over one-third of registered voters surveyed days prior to the Nevada caucuses say Trump "definitely will not" or "probably will not" be victorious in the general election.

Democrats are incredibly skeptical of all of their potential nominees' chances against Trump, with fewer than half saying any of them are above even a "maybe" to win in November.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has established himself as the front-runner after winning the popular vote in each of the first three primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. And according to those polled, he is considered the most likely to have a chance at beating Trump head-to-head. Forty-seven percent of registered voters support Sanders versus 44 percent standing behind Trump. Only Sanders, Biden and Warren are even considered likely to beat the president.

Fewer than half of Democrats, however, say any of their candidates are "probably" going to beat Trump in the general election. Biden, with 49 percent, was viewed as the most likely candidate who could "probably" defeat Trump -- dozens of percentage points lower than how Republicans view Trump's chances.

Sanders is nine percentage points ahead of all the Democratic hopefuls among likely Democratic primary voters nationwide, with 28 percent to second-place Warren's 19 percent. But only 42 percent of these Democratic voters say they have made up their mind about who they will vote for in the coming months.

The poll showed that Warren's supporters were most enthusiastic about her campaign followed by supporters of Sanders. Sanders currently has the delegate lead among the candidates, while former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in second place.

Responding to his potential general election opponent's victory Saturday, Trump offered a backhanded congratulations to Sanders on winning the state caucus. "Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don't let them take it away from you!" the president tweeted Saturday evening.

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Nearly two-thirds, or 65 percent, of U.S. registered voters of all political affiliations say Trump will "definitely" or "probably will" defeat whoever the ultimate Democratic challenger is against him in the general election. JOE RAEDLE / Staff/Getty images