Trump And Clinton Now Equally Disliked: Poll


Both candidates running for president of the most powerful country in the world are disliked by its people.

According to a Gallup poll, 59 percent of people find Republican nominee Donald Trump “unfavorable” and 37 percent say he's “favorable.” For Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the numbers are almost the same. The poll found that 58 percent of people describe her as unfavorable and 38 percent say she's favorable.

Both candidates are more popular among people who vote for their respective parties, but neither has an advantage.

Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, Trump carries a 72 percent favorability rating, with 24 percent finding him unfavorable.

Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, Clinton is only slightly worse, with 71 percent finding her favorable and 25 percent finding her unfavorable.

Clinton's inability to surpass Trump in favorability and party unity comes after several gaffes and controversial statements made by Trump during the course of the campaign.

On the other hand, Clinton has also had to deal with an FBI investigation into her handling of email as secretary of state that ultimately did not press charges against her, but not without a great deal of suspicion.

Wikileaks' leaking of Democratic National Committee emails, which showed that DNC officials who were supposed to remain neutral in the primary contest between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont showed bias towards Clinton, further complicated her image as “untrustworthy,” which 68 percent of Americans describe her as.

Compared to Barack Obama at this point in 2008, FiveThirtyEight reports that she's far behind him at this point in his campaign, when he had support of 84 percent of Democrats.

In fact, her mere 38 percent favorability rating is the lowest it has been in 24 years, according to Zero Hedge.

But Clinton could get a boost in the polls after the Democratic National Convention concludes in Philadelphia on July 28. Trump got a modest bounce in the polls after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and Clinton will likely get one, too.

However, things could get further complicated for Clinton.

Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks, promised that there would be “a lot more material” coming, reported CNN.

Sources: Gallup, FiveThirtyEight, Zero Hedge, The Washington Post, CNN / Photo credit: Flickr

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