Clinton vs. Trump: Even their supporters don’t love them

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 11:13 PM

Most people who’d vote for Clinton would do so because they wish to beat Trump, not because they actually wish to the chosen her, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Clinton vs. Trump: Even their supporters don’t love them

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

Most people who’d vote for Clinton would do so because they wish to beat Trump, not because they actually wish to the chosen her, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

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

The winner? He or she's likely to start the presidential duration without the normal honeymoon period.

“The winner would wind up one of the minimum popular presidents” to get office in recent times, said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the nationwide poll.

Marist found overwhelming, towards Clinton and Trump was a large driver of voter sentiment, particularly among independents.

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

Sixty-one % of Trump voters, and nearly two of three independent supporters, said their vote for the NY genuine estate mogul would be largely a vote against Clinton. Only thirty-five % said they’d be casting a pro-Trump vote.

, the independent VT senator. Clinton has a 1.748-1.058 lead in delegates, with 2.383 needed to win the nomination.

Among Republicans, Trump retains a huge lead over Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.

Clinton and Trump, though, have proven consistently vulnerable. , and

Clinton and Trump’s unpopularity makes them weaker common election candidates.

Clinton leads Trump in a head-to-head matchup, fifty to forty-one percent, largely because of support from constituencies that have been faithful to her throughout 2016.

She wins powerful backing from African-Americans, who prefer her by 84-thirteen; Latinos, who support her 75-23; those aged eighteen-29, who support her 67-27, and women, who support her by 58-34.

Trump tops her among white voters, 50-41, and men, 50-42.

Sanders’ more positive image, though, would create him the stronger Democrat in a general election, as he tops Trump fifty-seven to thirty-seven percent.

Portion of the reason for the huge edge is that Sanders hasn't been closely scrutinized yet by voters or the media, Miringoff suggested. Presently that he and Clinton are vying in New York’s April nineteen primary, Sanders is feeling more heat.

The self-described democratic socialist is being criticized for not being tough sufficient on gun control. And when asked recently the latest time he rode the NY City subway, he recalled doing so a year ago. the Brooklyn native said. Tokens were latest used 13 years ago.

Sanders at the moment would do well with the same constituencies as Clinton, but would edge Trump among whites. Sanders also had a sixty-three to thirty % advantage among women, better than Clinton.

Overall, Sanders also would obtain more votes for him than against Trump. Forty-nine % would be voting for Sanders while forty-eight % would be voting against Trump.

Trump would obtain a boost too, as fifty-two % of his supporters would be voting for him, while forty-four % would be casting a vote against Sanders.

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

Clinton and Cruz, a senator from Texas, are tied at forty-seventh percent, as Cruz runs particularly powerful with independents, with an eleven percentage point edge.

Kasich, the Gov of Ohio, , and the poll confirms that. He beats Clinton by nine, winning enormous margins among independents. Sanders, though, easily beats Cruz or Kasich.

Given the Clinton-Trump choice, independents were less enthusiastic. A large reason they’ll choose a candidate is “they don’t love the other guy,” said Miringoff.

This survey of 1.297 adults was conducted March 29-31 by The Marist Poll sponsored and funded in partnership with McClatchy News Service. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the contiguous United States were contacted on landline or mobile numbers and interviewed in English by telephone using live interviewers. Landline telephone numbers were randomly selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the nation from ASDE Survey Sampler, Inc. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. Respondents in the household were randomly selected by first asking for the youngest male. This landline sample was combined with respondents reached through random dialing of cell phone numbers from Survey Sampling International. Assistance was provided by Luce Research for data collection. After the interviews were completed, the two samples were combined and balanced to reflect the two thousand thirteen American Community Survey 1-year estimates for age, gender, income, race, and region. Results are statistically significant within plus or minus 2.7 percentage points. There are 1.066 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within plus or minus 3.0 percentage points. There are four hundred forty-four Republicans and Republican leaning independents. There are four hundred ninety-seven Democrats and Democratic leaning independents. The results for these subsets are statistically significant within plus or minus 4.7 percentage points and plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, respectively. The mistake margin wasn't adjusted for sample weights and increases for cross-tabulations.

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