Former President Barack Obama awarded Oprah the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.The Golden Globes audience gives Oprah a standing ovation. Ninety-one percent of Democrats backed Winfrey. People who were merely governors and senators, who had never really performed on a big stage or truly mastered the media (they were just politicians, after all), stood at a distinct disadvantage. "That's not her style". Oprah's long time partner Stedman Graham hinted on the weekend that she might be into a White House bid.
Winfrey reflected on watching Sidney Poitier win the award in 1964 as she sat on the floor of her mother's house.
The President would get 66 per cent of the Republican vote, as well as 12 per cent of Democrats and 38 per cent of those with no affiliation, the survey found.
Winfrey does, however, win independents by 9 percentage points, 46 to 37 percent.
The political setting in the United States (U.S.), is about to witness the entry of another popular woman after Hillary Clinton's impressive participation in the last presidential election.
He said Winfrey's huge public profile would be of a benefit to her. That could spell a potentially tough primary against a more politically qualified opponent. I do think she was intrigued by the idea. Ellen says she's gay. "If she declares, I will back her".
"I think someone with her interpersonal skills would be flawless to help mend some relationships around the world", she said.
Hollywood - and the hard core Left - would love nothing more than for to run in 2020.
On the other hand, Oprah is a celebrity candidate with no executive experience. "I knew her very well", he added.
"She's strong; she's a go-getter", said Campbell, 37.
Other social commentators believe she will not do any different from Trump's populist rhetorics and America will not be interested in another celebrity president.
Here's a roundup of her best career lessons. Winfrey has talked of being molested by relatives as a child and said she was raped by an uncle. Said the Times: "President? She knows what everyone goes through". Once upon a time, military service, political experience, a policy portfolio and national-security chops were mandatory to plausibly run for president. Women voters also break for her by an nearly 2-to-1 margin.
Voters were predictably split along party lines.
Trump does retain some advantages.
The friends also revealed that a presidential run is not a recent idea, and the OWN TV channel boss had been considering a run for several months. And Trump still carries nearly half of male voters, with Winfrey getting 40 percent.
Last October, Oprah told "CBS This Morning" that "there will be no running for office of any kind for me".
Rasmussen Reports, which is widely seen as having a polling model more favorable to conservatives, surveyed 1,000 likely USA voters from January 8 to 9.