Real estate mogul Donald Trump is officially the Republican presidential nominee, and the GOP now has to face the sobering reality of Trump’s deep unpopularity.
A CNN poll released on Wednesday morning shows Trump with the following unfavorability numbers among key demographics:
- 64 percent among women.
- 73 percent among non-whites.
- 70 percent of voters younger than 30 years of age.
- 67 percent among college graduates.
- 57 percent of moderates.
- 37 percent of conservatives.
Not only are these demographics that the GOP will need to win in November, but the fact that Trump has a 37 percent unfavorability rating among conservatives suggests that Trump will have a turnout problem on his hands.
Unsurprisingly, Trump trails Clinton in the CNN poll by double digits, 54 percent to 41 percent.
The poll highlights what many in the anti-Trump movement have feared all along: Trump is going to foist an electoral disaster on the GOP. He is one of the least popular nominees ever, he is going to put solid red states like Utah and Mississippi in play for the Democrats, and there’s a good chance the Democrats completely re-take control of all three branches of the federal government in November.
Trump has to overcome some serious hurdles if he is going to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the general election.