Poll: Voters Consider Trump Unqualified, Both Unfavorable

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The 2016 presidential election will be the most unpopular in recorded United States history. There have never been two major candidates so widely disliked by American voters in the past. While this has been the case during the majority of this election cycle, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that a 60% of voters are still unhappy with the Clinton vs. Trump race just days before the party conventions begin.

 

 

Clinton has a 42% favorability rating. Trump has 31%. 57% of Trump voters say that they are mainly voting for him because they oppose Hillary, with less than 40% of Trump voters genuinely supporting the Republican candidate. On the other side, 44% of Clinton supporters mainly favor her, while 54% mainly oppose the alternative. Only 39% of all adults find either candidate honest/trustworthy, though among registered voters Trump is five points ahead of Clinton (41% vs. 36%.)

 

 

The only categories in which either candidate reached above 55% among all adults were personality/temperament, immigration, international crisis, and race relations, all for Clinton. Trump’s highest number was 46% for the attribute of bringing needed change, though among registered voters he received a 50% in that category. When it came to how qualified the candidates were, Clinton easily beat Trump.

 

 

However, the wildly unpopular 2016 election race has made Americans appreciate their current president more, with his approval rating moving up to 56%, a number only matched by his first year in office and the months around his 2012 re-election.

 

Clinton has a 78 point lead among voters who believe that the country is going in the right direction, while Trump has a 25 point lead among voters who believe the contrary, fitting for his “Make America Great Again” slogan.

In terms of specific groups, there have been shifts recently in support between Clinton and Trump.

Clinton is losing support from college-educated white women, with her lead of 22 points last month shrinking to “essentially an even split now, by far the closest margin in this group in ABC/Post polling this election cycle.” Trump generally leads Clinton among white people, currently by 15 points, by 19 points with white Catholics, and by 42 points with white men without a college degree, a group that leans heavily to the right. However, Clinton is only losing by 1 point with white voters with college degrees, a group Romney won by 14 points in the 2012 election. She also easily beats Trump with minority voters, who favor her by a whopping 52 points. Hillary has historically done very well with minority voters, overwhelming receiving their support in the Democratic primaries. 89% of black people and 74% of Hispanics favor her over Trump now, motivated additionally by the Republican candidate’s extreme bigotry. A bipartisan Noticiero Univision also found that Clinton beat Trump among Latino people by 48 points, with 73% of Latino voters considering Trump to be racist.

This is a particularly bad sign for the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday. Cleveland police are already prepared with riot gear for potential violence, as various groups plan to come armed for protest. Police have called for an emergency suspension of open carry laws, but a spokesperson for Ohio Governor John Kasich said that he does not have the power to enact such a ban.

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