Poll: Both Clinton, Trump unpopular
Despite being the presumptive nominees of their respective parties, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are extraordinarily unpopular heading into their party’s conventions this summer.
According to a recent New York Times/CBS poll, nearly two-thirds — 64% — of registered voters answered “No” when asked if Trump and Clinton are “honest and trustworthy.”
Two-thirds of voters also said Trump does not share their values, while only 37% percent of voters said Clinton did share their values.
Seventy percent of registered voters said Trump does not have the right temperament, while only 48% of Clinton backers said the former Secretary of State had the right temperament, the poll found.
And more than half of registered voters had unfavorable views of both Trump (55%) and Clinton (52%).
However, the majority of voters said both Trump (55%) and Clinton (54%) have “strong qualities of leadership.”
And 80% of Democrat voters said they are “mostly hopeful” about the future of their party. More than half — 55% — of Republican voters said they are “mostly hopeful” about the future of their party.
The nationwide poll was conducted on cellphones and landlines May 13-17 with 1,109 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.