In Clinton vs. Trump, 60% Say No Thanks

Voters have deep reservations about both candidates
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2016 9:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – On the brink of the Cleveland convention that will take Donald Trump from "real estate mogul" to "Republican presidential nominee," a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that 58% of Americans are not happy with the choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump finds similar numbers of Americans who think he's prejudiced against women and minorities, as well as those who see him as unqualified for the White House, with 56% and 60%, respectively. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said Clinton, who leads Trump by 47% to 43% among registered voters, was unqualified. Favorability ratings further underscore both candidates' lack of popularity: 57% of Trump voters say they mainly oppose Clinton, while 54% of Clinton voters are doing so to oppose Trump. A PDF of the entire poll is here. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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