According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location hate Donald Trump
Yes, seven out of 10, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump.
It's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks.
There is no partisanship when it come to disliking the orange hate machine.
The new poll shows Trump's behavior has induced a 10 point jump in the number of Americans who view him unfavorably since mid-February.
Holy sweet tea! Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, reports a close to 70 percent unfavorable view of the Donald.
Recently Trump has been enamored of saying “‘I Love the Poorly Educated!” likely because he believes they routinely vote for him. Well, as it turns out, not so much. The poll shows that 55 percent of whites without a college education have a negative opinion of the GOP frontrunner. That's gotta sting!
The poll revealed that over 60 percent of all registered voters wouldn't even consider voting for Trump in the general election.
These numbers, while worsening, are not new to the Trump campaign. A survey conducted by Gallup in January found Trump's unfavorable rating was already at a record high level for any major party nominee in their organization's polling since the 1990's
At this point one must wonder with the depth and breadth of Trump’s unpopularity how he could possibly garner enough support in the general election to win the White House. Yet despite these negative numbers Trump still leads the Republican field in delegates and has built a loyal following with a steady share of the Republican primary electorate. The only possibly explanation for this is that even though people may find Trump abhorrent they are still willing to vote for him.
I guess the hate Trump engenders wins out over the hate for the actual candidate.
This would explain why, according to the poll, that the only group that is still siding wholeheartedly with Trump includes those who describe themselves as both Republicans and supporters of the tea party movement. Sixty-eight percent of them have a favorable view.