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Wow. Americans Really, Really Don't Like Trump or Clinton


#1

Wow. Americans Really, Really Don't Like Trump or Clinton

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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.


#2

From ZeroHedge June 30:

Trump Jumps To Four Point Lead Over Clinton In First Post-Brexit Poll

Today, Rasmussen released a new presidential poll based on a survey conducted on June 28-29 of 1,000 likely voters - the result was quite stunning. In a complete reversal from last week, Rasmussen finds Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 43% to 39%.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-30/trump-jumps-four-point-lead-over-clinton-first-post-brexit-poll


#6

Hmm. It will be interesting to see if that statutory rape lawsuit against Trump turns out to be valid and whether the press will pick it up or bury it for their own purposes. I mean, Trump is already facing fraud charges, and continues to run for office as though he had a clean record. I am amazed. No, this is not endorsing Clinton--it's just noting that an accused criminal is openly running and people are endorsing him.


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#14

The significant cause is our obsolete, foolish primary system. We always are told who "won", who got the most votes. However the whole election process, some crazy scheme to screw billions of dollars for screwy candidates, attracts less and less people. So, maybe 40% of the voters vote. A candidate, for instinct, wins by getting 50% of the vote—that is an insignificant 20% approval. Some simple changes. First of all, there is a "primary", a list of people who are standing for election, people who have gotten enough signatures, say 15% of the eligible voters. arranged alphabetically, with NO party designation. Voters can vote for two candidates in the primary. (First choice, second choice). The top two candidates stand for the general election. Electioneering is done only on C-Span. Because some folks may not have internet, broadcast should also be covered by FM stations. The candidate who wins does so because that person got more than 50% of the vote. Does this eliminate "parties". The party system seems so frat-rat. So, why not? It is time to have coalitions, like the Progressive Party forms an alliance with the Green Party, and the combined group then announces selected individuals who will be heading up the government, should that group wins.


#19

Ain't democracy great.


#20

There was a poll taken in May of the general population that said 60% of people disliked or hated Clinton.
And we are supposed to believe that in the very progressive state of California, voters by a large margin chose Hillary over Sanders?


#21

Ha!

Former "Goldwater Girl" Hillary Clinton has "scores [that] put her among the bottom four presidential candidates [in the past 70 years!], with scores barely better than those of [Barry] Goldwater."

Hillary is another Goldwater -- and another Barry!

Ha!


#24

"In an era of universal deception, anybody telling the truth is labeled a radical." - George Orwell

Based on Orwell's perspective, only criminals are acceptable candidates in today's Murka.


#25

Not much if any advantage for Clinton on likability. Her big advantage is that Obama has an a approval rating of over 50%


#26

And then there's this ..

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Trump leads by 18 points, but 28% of these voters like some other candidates or are undecided.


#27

If Clinton is really viewed more favorably than Trump, why is he beating her in the latest Rasmussen poll?

"Thursday, June 30, 2016

The tables have turned in this week’s White House Watch. After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last week at this time, it was Clinton 44%, Trump 39%. This is Trump’s highest level of support in Rasmussen Reports’ matchups with Clinton since last October. His support has been hovering around the 40% mark since April, but it remains to be seen whether he’s just having a good week or this actually represents a real move forward among voters.

Trump now earns 75% support among his fellow Republicans and picks up 14% of the Democratic vote. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Democrats like Clinton, as do 10% of GOP voters. Both candidates face a sizable number of potential defections because of unhappiness with them in their own parties."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch


#30

OK. I know it is easiest to maintain that there is moral equivalency, but really now. HRC has been vilified for DECADES, over unproven allegations, but despite that, she has compiled an incredible history of accomplishments even with all the hatred and obstruction. Even the left is infected by the right wing drumbeat. So ok...let's grant that many of you just don't like her, and will look for every and any thing to hang on her. Fine. But what about Trump? #DonTheCon? he is the least qualified person ever to run for president. TOTALLY UNQUALIFIED!!! But hey...that goes for most AMericans. But add to that, misogyny, race baiting, serial philandering and divorcing, lies and slander. God...help us


#32

Not sure I understand what is going on here at CD based in Portland Maine. The Portland Press Herald has been reporting on Bubba Clinton meeting with Lynch on the tarmac and Lynch recusing herself because of that meeting in any indictment of Killery. http://www.pressherald.com/2016/07/01/attorney-general-to-accept-prosecutors-recommendation-in-clinton-email-investigation/

Is this not news or are we supporting Killery by not covering or covering up what is covered by many other news outlets. What's up with that CD?


#33

He got close to 45% of the Democratic vote and would have gotten more if it had been a fair election.
The DNC was served papers today on the lawsuit against them for election fraud.


#35

Obama's approval rating has nothing to do with my vote in the 2016 election. Absolutely nothing.


#36

No reporting on how Bernie Sanders did in that poll?


#37

She has been vilified for proven allegations and I would like to see that list of things she's done that really worked and to help the people. Nonsense.


#40

SANDERS - STEIN. Better yet SANDERS - GRIJALVA.

Much as I like Jill Stein, and much as the Green Party platform agrees with my views, she has virtually none of the experience needed to become a heart-beat away from the Presidency, much less the President. She's lost every election she's run in, except for Town Representative, her only experience in political office. She will bring in the same voters that Bernie will, so she'll add nothing to his ticket — the women who would vote for her because she's a woman are the women already voting for Bernie. The women voting for Hillary because she's a woman will [pig-headedly] not desert her.

On the other hand, Raúl Grijalva (U.S. Representative from Arizona) was the first member of Congress to endorse Bernie. He's progressive and he'll bring in the Latino vote.

The VP should bring a demographic to the table where the Presidential candidate is weak.