When celebrity businessman Donald Trump became presidential candidate — and then President — Donald Trump, he raised a simple question: If he could do it, why not someone else?
And while few people took seriously the 2020 promises from Lindsay Lohan and Kanye West, people paid a little more attention when the notion was floated by billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Cuban, who has often been publicly critical of President Trump, has hinted more than once about a 2020 run for president — most likely as either a Republican or as an independent.
And at least in Texas, a new poll suggests Cuban could do well — if he’s willing to run as a Democrat.
A Thursday poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling showed billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, if he were to run as a Democrat in 2020, beating President Donald Trump in a prospective race in deep-red Texas.
The poll, provided exclusively to Business Insider, found Cuban beating Trump by a 47% to 44% spread. A Democrat has not won a presidential election in Texas since former President Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Business Insider asked Cuban what he thought of the poll, and he appeared to shrug it off. He responded, via email, that it “just proves people are bored :).”