July 2, 2016

Trump and Clinton least liked presidential candidates of recent imes

Common Dreams

Via a new Gallup poll, more evidence comes Friday that the nation's electorate really doesn't like this year's leading presidential candidates.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has the dubious distinction of being the most unfavorably viewed of any candidate over the past seven decades—displacing 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater from the bottom spot.

The poll offers no smug moment for Clinton: her scores put her among the bottom four presidential candidates, with scores barely better than those of Goldwater.

The scores are on based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,025 adults, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Respondents were asked to give a number between +1 and +5 to give a favorable view of a candidate, with +5 being the most favorable. They were also asked for a number -1 to -5 to express an unfavorable view of the candidate, with -5 being very unfavorable.

With that data, Gallup indicated who has the highest unfavorable and highest favorable ratings, as well as overall favorable and overall unfavorable ratings.

Trump's highly favorable rating is just 16 percent, and his highly unfavorable rating is 42. Goldwater's highly favorable rating was 17, for comparison, and his highly unfavorable rating was just 26 percent.

Clinton, for her part, has a highly favorable rating of 22 percent and a highly unfavorable rating of 33 percent.


tokjct said...

How much difference is there between nauseating, repulsive, revolting and loathsome? These appellations can be applied to either presumptive disease.

Anonymous said...

Buddy Love meets Salome. Why this has the feel of medieval combat is because feudalism has been restored, except for the rebellion in Britain. Both agree that the errant opponents of global warming should be burned at the stake, while the crusade for oil in the middle east is our salvation. Their intolerance for any dissent from the one true trickle down faith leaves voters concerned that the world could end and the candidates wouldn't notice. Trump is the messiah of getting rich quick, while Clinton is the defender of economic Romanism, no jubilees. Trump carries his cross to his own sacrifice while Pontius Clinton suppresses the local rebellion.