Although Trump has received his share of backlash due to inappropriate comments directed at women and immigrant workers, a new poll suggests that the political candidate who is in the running for President is sitting in quite a healthy position against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
ABC relays the statistics garnered from the most recent poll. Released Sunday, the poll indicates that “Trump would trail Clinton 46% to 43% among registered voters if the general election were held today” — those numbers being much closer than what had been predicted prior to the findings.
However, many experts do not believe that Trump will be nominated to the position, despite early poll results. Business Insider relays reasons for the wide-spread doubt of the Donald.
“Nate Silver, the polling analyst and editor in chief of the site FiveThirtyEight, told an audience in New York this week that he still doubts that Trump will be the nominee. He cited voters’ relative apathy at this stage in the race, as well as Trump’s left-leaning positions on several issues and his failure to garner any major endorsements from high-profile Republicans.”
As the publication notes, many observers have noted that Trump has more support from individuals who do not tend to vote often, which makes it difficult to discern whether or not his popularity will continue over the course of the campaign or materialize into a nomination.
Silver chatted with a journalist in Manhattan on the subject of Trump’s following and platform.
“I don’t think that Donald Trump is very likely to win the nomination in part because he’s not really a Republican. People haven’t given [the candidates] more than two seconds’ worth of attention. Calm down — it’s not a tennis match where you’re going back and forth all the time. Keep calm.”
Among a sample of adult voters, it has been reported that Clinton does maintain a sizable lead, at 51 percent to 39 percent. However, when all registered voters are accounted for, Trump’s results are a much closer match to Clinton’s. In addition to the close race with Trump, Hillary Clinton is also losing hypothetical match ups, as a CNN poll released this week indicates. BI shares these findings.
“A new CNN poll released this week also showed Clinton losing hypothetical match-ups with several Republican rivals, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. She was also virtually tied with Trump in that poll.”
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