Poll: Americans Find Trump The Most Unpopular Candidate Of Either Party

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be leading the polls for the GOP nomination, but his favorable image rating with all Americans is in serious need of help, according to a Jan.14-27 Gallup poll.

The poll shows that 60 percent of Americans view Trump unfavorably, with only 33 percent having a favorable view of the GOP’s front-runner candidate.

Trump is the most unpopular candidate of either party when the entire U.S. population is considered.

Additionally, Trump has a higher unfavorable rating than any nominated candidate from either the Republican or Democratic party going back to the 1992 election when Gallup began tracking image ratings in its current format.

All of Trump’s opponents in the 2016 GOP race scored considerably lower unfavorable ratings: Former Gov. of Florida Jeb Bush with 45 percent; Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey at 38 percent; Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 37 percent; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 33 percent; and Ben Carson with 30 percent.

As for the leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she scored a 52 percent unfavorable rating among all Americans. Her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, scored much lower, with 31 percent.

Trump’s unfavorable rating has increased since Gallup’s last poll of all Americans that took place Dec. 1, 2015 - Jan. 11, 2016. At that time, Trump had a 58 percent unfavorable rating, showing an increase of 2 percent in a short amount of time. His favorable rating has remained the same at 33 percent.

Sources: Gallup (2) / Photo Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (2)