How Much Do Americans Hate These Two Candidates? A LOT.

Another piece of polling data confirms what most people know to be true this election cycle: Americans hate both presidential candidates. A lot.

A recently-released Public Policy Polling poll revealed the following in terms of favorability:

These are rather high unfavorables from the undecideds, showing how the average American truly despises both candidates. Overall, the poll shows Clinton with favorability numbers at 40 percent favorable and 55 percent unfavorable, while Trump is worse at 37 percent favorable and 58 percent unfavorable.

For more on the PPP poll, read The Daily Wire's Hank Berrien's breakdown on it here.

The genuine dislike for both candidates has been a consistent theme throughout the election cycle. The Daily Wire reported in July that an Associated Press/Gfk poll found "that 81 percent of Americans fear one of their two choices for president, and 25 percent are terrified of both of them":

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they're scared of real estate mogul Donald Trump becoming president, compared to 48 percent who feel the same way about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Only 26 percent of respondents said they would be "excited" at the prospect of either candidate getting elected. The unfavorables for both candidates are 63 percent for Trump and 57 percent for Clinton.

In fact, most of the people supporting Trump and Clinton are only supporting them out of fear of the other candidate: 80 percent of Trump supporters cite their fear of Clinton as a key reason for their support of Trump, and 75 percent of Clinton supporters say the same about Trump.

The reason fear and dislike of both candidates is pretty clear: Clinton is an awkward, robotic, uncharismatic candidate who clearly broke the law with her private email server and is responsible for four brave Americans dying in Benghazi. All the GOP needed to do was find a candidate who was just a little bit more likable than Clinton. And yet the Republicans found perhaps the only candidate who is less likable than she: Trump, a man who uses incendiary, off-putting rhetoric toward a Gold Star family and attacks a judge for his racial heritage.

No wonder people are seriously looking into third-party candidates.


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