Donald Trump might be the front runner in the Republican primary, but his chances in the next round don’t appear to be too promising. If Trump wants to become the next President of the United States, he’ll have to reverse the course of Gallup’s latest poll.
With the Iowa caucus finally here, Trump is poised to win his first election. When the billionaire real estate mogul announced he was running for president over the summer, most political pundits laughed off his candidacy, pushing it aside as nothing more than a joke. Despite his controversial comments and headline grabbing rhetoric, Trump is leading all other Republican candidates. While this might be the case. a new poll released by Gallup shows that three in five Americans view him in a negative light, as reported by The Boston Globe on Jan. 31.
Not only do 60 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, it marks the highest unfavorable rating of any candidate in the poll’s history dating back to 1992. Only former President George H. W. Bush comes close, with his numbers tanking before losing his attempt at reelection to Bill Clinton in 1992. Not far behind Trump is Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, with 52 percent of Americans holding an unfavorable view of the former Secretary of State. Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican Ben Carson poll the best, with a 31 percent and 30 percent unfavorable rating.
The results of the Iowa caucus will give voters a better idea of where the election is headed, but Gallup’s poll paints an interesting picture. Though Trump and Clinton both lead their respective primaries, many Americans still aren’t pleased with their candidacy.