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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:23 PM

 

POLL: "Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are unusually weak, widely disliked presidential candidates"


Clinton vs. Trump: Even their supporters don’t like them
Washington Bureau
By David Lightman
April 7, 2016


WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are unusually weak, widely disliked presidential candidates whom most people plan to vote against if the front-runners meet in the general election.

Most people who’d vote for Clinton would do so because they want to defeat Trump, not because they actually want to elect her, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

And most of those who’d vote for Trump would do it because they want to defeat Clinton, not because they like Trump.

Marist found that overwhelming, largely unprecedented ill will toward Clinton and Trump was a big driver of voter sentiment, particularly among independents.

Fifty-three percent of all Clinton voters, and three of four independents, said they’d pick the former secretary of state because they’d be voting against Trump.

Clinton leads Trump in a head-to-head matchup, 50 to 41 percent, largely because of support from constituencies that have been loyal to her throughout 2016.

Sanders’ more positive image, though, would make him the stronger Democrat in a general election, as he tops Trump 57 to 37 percent.

Sanders at the moment would do well with the same constituencies as Clinton, but would edge Trump among whites. Sanders also had a 63 to 30 percent advantage among women, better than Clinton.

The scenario changes dramatically when the Democrats are paired against Cruz and Kasich.

Clinton and Cruz, a senator from Texas, are tied at 47 percent, as Cruz runs particularly strong with independents, with an 11 percentage point edge.

Kasich, the governor of Ohio, argues he’s the most electable Republican, and the poll confirms that. He beats Clinton by 9, winning huge margins among independents. Sanders, though, easily beats Cruz or Kasich.

This survey of 1,297 adults was conducted March 29-31 by The Marist Poll sponsored and funded in partnership with McClatchy News Service.

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Thursday, April 7

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton McClatchy/Marist Clinton 50, Trump 41 Clinton +9
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders McClatchy/Marist Sanders 57, Trump 37 Sanders +20

General Election: Cruz vs. Clinton McClatchy/Marist Clinton 47, Cruz 47 Tie
General Election: Cruz vs. Sanders McClatchy/Marist Sanders 53, Cruz 41 Sanders +12

General Election: Kasich vs. Clinton McClatchy/Marist Kasich 51, Clinton 42 Kasich +9
General Election: Kasich vs. Sanders McClatchy/Marist Sanders 52, Kasich 41 Sanders +11

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:24 PM

1. this will never show up in late breaking news

 

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:05 PM

11. Nope. And when it is reported, it is dismissed.

It is reported this way....
A poll shows Bernie doing a little better against the Republicans than Hillary, but, of course, Bernie hasn't been vetted or attacked yet like Hillary has.

I have friends that feel this way. Argh.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:25 PM

2. Jesus under the bus with the Trib and Real Clear Poltics

 

I have said she was a weak candidate... likely one of the weakest the party will nominate in recent memory... ah yes. Where did I park that bus?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:28 PM

3. Look at her poll numbers against the Republicans compared to Sanders. She loses to Kasich!

 


And Sanders beats all of them by a wide and growing margin.

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:36 PM

5. I've been saying the same thing since Bush was the GOP front-runner

What pathetic leading candidate picks for both party establishments. The US has become a poltically dysfunctional large state. We are a danger to world peace, such as it is.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:33 PM

4. If it is a Clinton vs. Trump race we are pretty much guaranteed a one term Presidency

Both candidates are extremely unpopular and they would likely to continue to remain unpopular through the four years of their Presidency. Whichever one serves is likely to not only lose re-election but do serious damage to their party as well. If Bernie does not win the primary season we are stuck with either four years of Trump or a one term Democrat who does serious lasting damage to the party, either way a Trump vs. Clinton ticket would be a disaster for the nation.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:38 PM

7. You hit the nail on the head

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:37 PM

6. I really think Kasich would beat Clinton

As would most anyone they weasel into the nomination in brokered convention. Cruz would be a toss up and who knows with Trump. That would be an unpredictable debate that could swing the whole thing one way or the other. The best would be a brokered convention where they install Jeb. Turnout would be about 8% in November.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:00 PM

10. Kasisch has huge holes in his policies toward Soc. Security and entitlements. huge holes.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:50 PM

8. 'Either way a Trump vs. Clinton ticket would be a disaster for the nation.'

 

Yes, I agree.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:59 PM

9. What this reveals is no way in hell the GOP lets Trump get that nomination at the convention.

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Response to EndElectoral (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:10 PM

12. That's why the establishment figures are trying to block him.

 

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