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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 01:27 AM

 

Poll: More Than Half Of Voters Wouldn't Back Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton

Source: CBS NEWS

By Emily Schultheis CBS News April 18, 2016, 6:22 PM

It's a common phrase in a tough election to say someone's choosing between the "lesser of two evils" when it comes to candidates--and new polling indicates that voters largely see themselves facing that kind of choice in the general election this fall.

Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed said they couldn't see themselves voting for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday evening. For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the figure was almost as high: 61 percent said they couldn't see themselves backing him; 58 percent said the same of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. The figures were slightly lower for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (48 percent) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (47 percent).

Those convictions about not voting for top candidates come from voters' highly negative views of those candidate. Overall, 65 percent of voters have a negative view of Trump, compared with 24 percent who have a positive view -- which NBC notes makes him the least popular presidential candidate in the history of their polls.

Cruz and Clinton are also far underwater when it comes to image: their net favorability ratings are -23 points and -24 points, respectively. For Cruz, 26 percent of voters view him positively, compared with 49 percent who view him negatively; for Clinton, 32 percent view her favorably, compared with 56 percent who view her unfavorably.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-more-than-half-of-voters-wouldnt-back-donald-trump-ted-cruz-hillary-clinton/

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Reply Poll: More Than Half Of Voters Wouldn't Back Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton (Original post)
Purveyor Apr 2016 OP
silvershadow Apr 2016 #1
cstanleytech Apr 2016 #2
leveymg Apr 2016 #3
Sherman A1 Apr 2016 #9
Nitram Apr 2016 #21
Downwinder Apr 2016 #12
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2016 #32
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #33
silvershadow Apr 2016 #4
Scuba Apr 2016 #5
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #34
msongs Apr 2016 #6
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2016 #13
greymouse Apr 2016 #15
pinebox Apr 2016 #17
fasttense Apr 2016 #31
fbc Apr 2016 #7
greymouse Apr 2016 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2016 #8
Rafale Apr 2016 #10
Peace Patriot Apr 2016 #24
Rafale Apr 2016 #35
LiberalElite Apr 2016 #11
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2016 #14
Cobalt Violet Apr 2016 #18
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #19
KPN Apr 2016 #22
zentrum Apr 2016 #20
KPN Apr 2016 #23
zalinda Apr 2016 #25
zentrum Apr 2016 #29
Peace Patriot Apr 2016 #26
EdwardBernays Apr 2016 #27
Name removed Apr 2016 #28
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #30

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:11 AM

2. To bad though that the polls are immaterial as far as choosing the winner. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:55 AM

3. Welcome to the end of the Two Party System.

If they break into factions, we likely would too. Maybe it should have happened a long time ago. It would be nice not to have to count on the FBI to prevent having to make the non-choice of Trump or Clinton in November.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 04:04 AM

9. I was listening to a BBC report yesterday on the way to work

and the person interviewed indicated that he thought it would be a re-alignment of the parties which he said happens about every 50 or 60 years if I recall correctly. I don't see the parties dissolving, but this view may be correct that we are seeing a significant change within the parities. We will see.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:00 AM

21. It happened in the 60s when the Dixicrats became Republicans to oppose civil rights legislation.

Families in the South that had always been Democrats decided to become Republicans. It was a major re-alignment.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 05:43 AM

12. Broken before. Won't be a first.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 02:55 PM

32. If...Trump is ganged up on at their convention

and he decides to go independent and thus splits the Republican vote...

Maybe Bernie should go back to being independent too, and running as such.

A four way race, not only to determine the President, but to also establish the direction of the political parties in the future.

BTW...Bernie would probably win in a landslide, if the trend continues of Clinton support dropping and Sanders climbing.


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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 04:14 PM

33. You have no idea what you're asking for

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/80oct/deadlock.htm

The House of Representatives would decide the President.

No thank you.

I can't wait for primary season to be over.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:02 AM

4. Spot on. I know that more than half of my household won't support HRC. nt

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:16 AM

5. I'm sure all those members who were saying we must vote for Hillary because SCOTUS are now ...

 

... saying we must vote for Bernie because SCOTUS, right?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 04:14 PM

34. If he's the nominee? Absolutely.

That's how this works.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:18 AM

6. so far bernie sanders cant even beat hillary, being behind by millions of votes and all nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:47 AM

13. Look... a squirrel !

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:55 AM

15. a mouse! crickets!

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:11 AM

17. Yeah because of stupid closed primaries and he does better in a general

 

It's a fact. He does. Hillary will lose in a general. Many people will never vote for her.

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Response to pinebox (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:35 AM

31. Here in TN it is a practice in futility to vote Democratic.

 

We got those unreliable, secret black box voting machines that can't count accurately. Even if every person in TN voted for a Democrat, the machines would make sure it counted as a win for RepubliCONS. The voting machines are rigged by and for RepubliCONS and have been rigged for years.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:59 AM

7. Clinton's viability depends on a disastrous republican candidate

 

She'd get crushed by a McCain or Romney

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Response to fbc (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:57 AM

16. even then

a lot of Independents, Republicans, and #BernieOrBust people will never vote for her. If it's Clinton vs. any Republican, we may see an interesting Electoral College decision.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 04:03 AM

8. I ran into a typically "infromed" voter who said they didn't like ANY of them....

 

I asked about Bernie and she said, "All he does is yell."

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 04:08 AM

10. This election is like

Choosing which STD you want.

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Response to Rafale (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:37 AM

24. Or you could choose Bernie--disease-free joy!

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:11 PM

35. I've been told that before...lol

Okay--I'll try it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 05:33 AM

11. Kicking nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 06:51 AM

14. Matches with what I hear talking to potential voters. Clinton has So much baggage, rightfully or

not, and folks opinions hardened long ago.

Bernie, ironically, is a "fresh face" AND when people learn more about his positions, they agree, and sound interested in looking deeper into his youth-fired candidacy.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 07:19 AM

18. I'm with the 56% who see her as unfavorble. Unfavorable is putting it mildly.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 08:03 AM

19. Emily Schultheis is a twit.

More than 90% of the people don't care or believe what she says.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:16 AM

22. Now there's an intelligent post.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 08:18 AM

20. Gee, thanks DWS

…for putting the country, the election and the Democratic Party in such jeopardy. What dangerous, egotistical incompetence it's been to insist on a coronation.

I'd really like to know how her supporters think she'll ever get anything done——which is her big selling point. When she is despised by the Repubs (Bernie is not) and when she has half the country totally exhausted and distrustful of the Clintons. She will have an embattled Presidency. How does this help the country? We can't afford another 4 years of Clinton drama.





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Response to zentrum (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:17 AM

23. Ergo the revolution.

And it's aboiut damned time. Been waiting my whole frigging life for this!

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Response to KPN (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:49 AM

25. Me, too !!!!!!! eom

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Response to KPN (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:22 AM

29. Going to vote today

…for Bernie and though voting for Obama was thrilling—this is the happiest voting day of my life. Can't wait!!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:51 AM

26. This is a nasty bit of reporting. Sanders is treated as a footnote!!!

First, the article dismisses a 10% difference as "slightly lower" in unfavorability:

The figures were slightly lower for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (48 percent) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (47 percent).--from the OP (my emphasis)


48% is NOT "slightly lower" than Clinton. It is significantly lower. Indeed, it is the difference between winning and losing the GE.

The article then FAILS TO MENTION SANDERS' FAVORABILITY rating in the following:

Cruz and Clinton are also far underwater when it comes to image: their net favorability ratings are -23 points and -24 points, respectively. For Cruz, 26 percent of voters view him positively, compared with 49 percent who view him negatively; for Clinton, 32 percent view her favorably, compared with 56 percent who view her unfavorably.--from the OP


Where is Sanders in that paragraph? What are they 'black-holing' in that paragraph?

Finally, the article PLACES THIS AT THE END!:

Sanders would defeat Cruz with a much larger margin than Clinton: he'd win by 12 points, 52 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll.--from the OP (my emphasis)


What a piece of shit reporting!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:10 AM

27. how can even

CLOSE to half the population want to vote for any of the triumvirate of crap?

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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:34 AM

30. Yep.

It sounds like a great formula to guarantee low voter turnout.

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