However, the new poll suggests 48 per cent of likely United States voters would opt for Winfrey if she did enter the fray, compared to 38 per cent who said they would vote for Mr Trump. She wasn't writing this thinking, 'I'm going to launch my presidential campaign, ' which, by the way, she's not even thinking about having a presidential campaign.
POTUS Trump logged 66% of Republican votes but also 12% of Democrats' and 38% of those who say they are not affiliated with either party.
Winfrey delivered a powerful and inspiring speech at the 75th annual Golden Globes Award ceremony on January 7, Sunday.
She offered a theory about the over-the-top excitement by some about the thought of Oprah Winfrey running for president. But a veteran Democratic organizer, whose résumé includes big fund-raisers for Hillary Clinton's presidential run, says the billionaire media mogul is more likely to become a game-changer behind the scenes. Who wouldn't be flattered at widespread suggestions she ought to run for president?
When asked if her experience has given her the skills to be president, the award-winning director and producer gave an indirect answer and referenced President Donald Trump.
"She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman", he said at the time.
But Trump said Tuesday he doesn't think she will ultimately put her name in the ring. "I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories".
The honorary award is given to performers for their "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" at the annual movie and television awards show. Her whole thing going into it was, 'I just want to meet the moment because I know it's going to be a big moment.' Not necessarily for her, but she wanted that to resonate. But the deputy press secretary Hogan Gidely said, "We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".