Trump’s Unfavorables Spike: 7 Of 10 Americans Now View Him Unfavorably

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June 15, 2016 8:26 am
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Seven of 10 Americans see Donald Trump unfavorably according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll out Wednesday, a ten-point jump since last month alone.

This new high of 70 percent is comparable to the 71 percent negative rating Trump had before launching his presidential campaign last summer. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they feel “strongly” unfavorable towards him.

Hillary Clinton also faces her highest unfavorable rating yet, with 43 percent reporting favorable impressions and 55 percent unfavorable. Though views towards the presumptive Democratic nominee haven’t changed markedly since last month, these negative ratings are the highest Clinton has received in any Post-ABC poll since 1992.

The survey was conducted Wednesday through Sunday among a random national sample of 1,000 adults, with most interviews conducted before the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend.

Trump’s soaring unfavorables come after the real estate tycoon unleashed a fusillade of attacks against the “Mexican” heritage of an Indiana-born federal judge, prompting condemnation from both Republicans and Democrats. His negative rating among Hispanics reached 89 percent in the latest survey, the highest mark in Post-ABC polling yet in the 2016 race.

Yet Trump also lost favor among non-college educated and independent voters, demographics that would be key to his victory in November.

His negative rating among non-college graduates jumped from 55 to 68 percent over the past month, and from 57 to 68 percent among independents.

The poll was conducted on cell and landline phones from June 8-12. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for overall results.

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