A Poll Just Revealed How America Really Feels About Trump – He’s Not Going to Like This

Most political and media commentators have at this point installed Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner on the eve of the first actual voting set to begin on Monday in Iowa. But this narrative tends to obscure the fact that Trump is the most unpopular candidate of either party when the entire U.S. population is taken into account — and that he has a higher unfavorable rating than any nominated candidate from either of the two major parties going back to the 1992 election when we began to track favorability using the current format.

At this point (two-week average through Jan. 27), 33% of Americans view Trump favorably and 60% unfavorably. It’s that 60% unfavorable figure that I can focus on here.

Hillary Clinton currently has a 52% unfavorable rating among all Americans, while Jeb Bush is at 45%, Chris Christie 38%, Ted Cruz 37%, Marco Rubio 33%, Bernie Sanders 31% and Ben Carson 30%. Trump’s 60% is clearly well above all of these. Putting his favorable and unfavorable ratings together yields a net favorable of -27 for Trump, far above the -10 for Clinton and for Bush, the next lowest among the major candidates.

I wanted to see how Trump’s unfavorable played out in the context of previous elections, so I went back to look at the unfavorable ratings of the major-party candidates from 1992 through the current election. The bottom line is that Trump now has a higher unfavorable rating than any candidate at any time during all of these previous election cycles, and that conclusion takes into account the fact that unfavorable ratings tend to rise in the heat of a general election campaign as the barbs, negative ads and heightened partisanship are taken to their highest levels. Gallup routinely reports favorable ratings based on national adults, but some of the favorable ratings in the final months of an election year that I discuss below are based on registered voters. (Read more from “A Poll Just Revealed How America Really Feels About Trump – He’s Not Going to Like This” HERE)

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  • leewacker

    That poll slamming Trump has all the earmarks of a Democrat finger in the pie! I don’t believe there is anywhere NEAR 50% disapproval of the man in the country, unless it is among the elitists, because the ordinary American backs him all the way!
    And, THIS American does, too!

    • Paul

      I expect and suspect the Socialists and the so called Republican party will do everything in their power to discredit Trump and not allow him to win. Even to the point of rigging voting machines and they have in the past. You know the trick – you click on one name in the voting booth and your vote goes to someone else without you knowing. Our rights to vote is the last item that keeps this government from complete take over of our nation and lives.

      • Bob Trower

        I think that you have Democrats and Republicans mixed up. It is always been liars cheats and thieves rigging the elections for Democrats.

  • greg stoddard

    And it’s unsettling that the x gen voters, too large a percentage being recipients of the ‘participation award’ are socialist as is hillary and bernie……sure hope Trump wins this.

  • bbb

    Polls are politically paid ads. Did the pollsters phone Diamond and Silk? How many Christians and in fact did it poll more than 5000 or 10000 people? Were there a lot of illegals or Muslims polled? You see, the day and year of believable polls is done. Americans have awakened in a world that is manipulated politically in every minute aspect of life. Anyone who believes a poll is running it.

  • wandamurline

    Today will start telling the truth regardless of the polls….the actual voters will be turning out real numbers.

    • Paul

      Exactly! Let’s hope the voting process is not corrupted.

  • Paul

    A message to all politicians and the media – keep telling yourself that! The truth will come out during the elections and I can’t wait until I see their faces when Trump wins. Unless, of course, the voting process is corrupted as it has been during each election.

  • reggiec

    Trump or Cruz

    In 2013, supported Amnesty for all20 million illegal aliens in the US……………………………………Trump….yes Cruz …no

    In 2000, supported an assault weapons ban……………………………Trump….yes Cruz…no

    In 2015, supported “touchback” Amnesty for every illegal alien in US…………………………………Trump..yes Cruz…no

    In 2000, supported partial birth abortion……Trump.yes Cruz… no

    In 2015 Lied to gun media about his past support for assault weapons ban…………………Trump…yes Cruz…no

    Supports seizure of private property by government using Eminent domain (Kelo decision)…Trump…yes Cruz….no

    In 2000, supported extended waiting periods for purchasing firearms…………………………Trump…yes Cruz…no

    Currently supports crony capitalism for ethanol subsidies in the billions……………………………Trump…yes Cruz…no

    Amount donated to Clinton foundation…rump…$100,000 Cruz..0

    Praised and endorsed far left Bill de Blasio for New York Mayor…………………………………Trump..yes Cruz…no

    Trump for president?

    I think not!!!!! I will support Cruz; the candidate that has a long and consistent record of Constitutional Conservatism.

    • RWS

      Cogent points, Reggie.

      Trump’s virulent support appears to arise from his bluntly describing the invasion from Mexico and elsewhere as the social disaster and national suicide that nearly all of us recognize it to be.