Skip to comments.AP Poll: Negative view of Trump now nears 70 percent
Posted on 04/07/2016 7:03:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
An Associated Press-GfK Poll released Thursday finds Donald Trump’s “unfavorable” numbers are nearing 70 percent. The AP reports:
Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It’s an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman.
Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, close to 70 percent view him unfavorably. And among whites without a college education, one of Trump’s most loyal voting blocs, 55 percent have a negative opinion.
It’s worth noting that none of the top candidates are above water in this poll. Ted Cruz is at 26-59 and Hillary Clinton is at 40-55. Still, Trump has the highest negatives and those numbers seem to have shifted some time in the last month:
As you can see, Trump’s unfavorable numbers have been hovering in the high 50s since last July. Again, that’s roughly where Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are now. But the current poll shows a 13 point jump in the “very unfavorable” numbers as well as a 6 point drop in the total favorable numbers. Not surprisingly, the number of people who say they would not vote for Trump also jumped upward in this poll:
What’s not clear is why Trump’s unfavorable numbers are peaking at this moment. Yes, he had a bad week in the media but when hasn’t he had a bad week in the media? It seemed for months that none of his comments or Twitter attacks could damage him, but the poll suggests something has changed recently. Was it the attack on Ted Cruz’s wife that was a bridge too far? Was it his comments on abortion last week? Without knowing what it is that did the damage how can he try to recover?
Respondents to the AP poll even rated Ted Cruz more honest than Trump. Asked if the word “honest” described each candidate, 56 percent said it did not at all describe Trump compared to 36 percent who said the same for Cruz. Trump has taken to calling Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” in public appearances for the past several weeks.
The good news for Trump is that he appears to be crushing both of his rivals in New York, with a Monmouth poll this week showing him breaking 50 percent. A convincing win in his home state could help rally his supporters and maybe give him a chance to turn some of these unfavorable numbers around before the convention.
This is why people are standing in line for 3 hours to vote for Trump in the primary: because they hate him so much....
Whom did they ask? All the Mexicans here illegally?
The media keep hammering away; they can’t stand anyone on the Right being popular.
I’ll believe these polls when nobody shows up at his Rallies.
Teflon wears off of pots and pans too.
The “it’s all a conspiracy” crowd showing up in 3-2-1...
This “news” made it to #2 or #3 on the NPR “news” cast. They were very gleeful but also mentioned that Hillary and Cruz are both 50+ negative.
All those folks didn’t get the memo.
It’s very true that Trump wears on people and tends to do something to alienate people.
What the media fails to realize is their own negative ratings are higher than Trump’s. Also Hillary’s are starting out high and Trump will raise hers by at least 10 points.
All the bikers flood in to help Trump cuz they LOATHE HIM.
And New Yorkers LOOOOVE Hillary, which is why there are uncontrollable THRONGS of them smothering the warm woman with their adoration and excitement.
Big media outfits will ALLLLLWAYS lie to you.
I have a negative view of Trump, but I sure as hell will vote for him.
I think these “unfavorable” numbers are complete garbage.
Now that’s a poll I’d love to see, negative views of the media.
Many people are put off by the brashness of many New Yorkers. The pushiness they learn from the bustle of so many people comes off as extremely rude to non-urbanites.
Trump has really crossed the line this time!
It’s all over for him now!
“Ill believe these polls when nobody shows up at his Rallies.”
I bet you are a mathematician.
Sick to death of these media created polls.
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