Donald Trump’s unfavorable view among Americans just reached a new high, with a recent poll claiming that 70 percent of Americans believe that the Republican presumptive nominee is unfit to be the next president of the United States.
The new poll makes Donald Trump one of the most unfavorable presidential candidates in the history of the United States, and even as his rival candidate, Hillary Clinton, continues to be on a downward spiral of her own, her career-high negative ratings still pale in comparison to Trump’s.
According to a new Washington Post/ABC poll carried out this week, seven out of 10 Americans perceive Trump unfavorably, a sharp rise from the results of the same poll conducted in May, in which almost 60 percent of those surveyed claimed that they viewed Donald Trump unfavorably.
Trump’s racist remarks against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over civil fraud lawsuits against Trump University, could be among the reasons for the real estate mogul’s increasing unpopularity among Americans in general, and Latinos in particular, with the Washington Post reporting that nearly nine out of 10 Hispanics do not want Trump to occupy the Oval Office come November.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump had suggested Curiel’s “Mexican heritage” as being responsible for his alleged prejudice against him, a remark which has not only drawn the ire of legal experts, but even had Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling it the, “textbook definition of racist comment.”
I should have easily won the Trump University case on summary judgement but have a judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who is totally biased against me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2016
Moreover, the new poll shows that Donald Trump’s comments about women, which have ranged from the insensitive to the bizarre, have made him particularly unpopular among female voters. The Guardian reporting that 63 percent of women have vowed that they would not vote for Trump under any circumstances.
In fact, at the time of writing, more than 40,000 people have already signed an online pledge vowing #NeverTrump.
"We're Americans before we're Republicans," says @EWErickson.
— The Resurgent (@resurgent) June 15, 2016
New poll: Trump viewed unfavorably by:
52% white men
53% blue collar whites
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 15, 2016
Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton does not fare well in the new poll either, with 55 percent Americans claiming that they would not want her to become the next president of the country.
Clinton’s unfavorable ratings have not subsided even after she clinched the Democratic nomination, with the former Secretary of State being particularly disliked among young voters. Democrats hoping for party unity fear that unless Bernie Sanders’s supporters switch to supporting Clinton in the general election, a probability that appears unlikely unless Sanders’ concerns are given weight by the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton could have a tough battle on her hands even against an unfavorable Trump.
Moreover, Clinton suffers massively due to allegations of corruption that abound against the Clinton Foundation, in addition to the FBI probe that is currently being conducted on her private email server.
— TriggaNometry (@grindingdude) June 12, 2016
The remarkably high negative ratings for both candidates make Trump and Clinton the least liked presumptive nominees since 1984, according to Politico, meaning that Americans will not be voting as much for getting their preferred candidates into office, but rather for keeping the other candidate out of the White House.
Who are you going to vote for — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
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