Donald Trump proves once again he is breaking ground in this election run. A recent Gallup poll rated Trump with the highest unfavorable percentage among candidates since Gallup started this poll during the elections in 1992. He comes out on top in just about every poll, so why wouldn’t he rate the top spot for Gallup’s “Least Favorable Candidate?”
News Max on January 31 reports that the Gallup poll put Trump with 60 percent of Americans surveyed seeing Trump as unfavorable in comparison to the 33 percent who see him favorable. Hilary is not far behind Trump with her unfavorable rating sitting at 52 percent.
This is a bit bizarre as the last “Most Admired Person” Gallup poll had Trump as runner-up, sharing that spot with the Pope, which is reported in the video above. So does this mean he is the most admired unfavorable candidate today? Or does this really mean anything?
Jeb Bush is seen as unfavorable by 45 percent of the Americans polled, but he has his mom on television plugging for him, so how can you go against Barbara Bush? His unfavorable rating is also keeping within the family’s history of unfavorable ratings in the same poll in previous elections.
Bernie Sanders is at 31 percent and Ben Carson is at 30 and this low percentage rate compared to the other candidates is understandable, as many people still see Carson as the doctor saving lives. Sanders comes across as such a caring guy, so his unfavorable rate is also understandable. Chris Christie is seen as unfavorable by 38 percent of American’s polled, Senator Marco Rubio is at 33 percent and Ted Cruz is sitting with 37 percent.
The Washington Examiner suggests this is a “remarkable achievement” for Donald Trump as he has “the highest disapproval rating of any major party candidate since 1992,” which is what Gallup reports and yet he is the candidate who is a party front-runner. The Washington Examiner also reports:
“Now, high disapproval numbers are not election killers, but high ones can be. Bill Clinton won his first election in 1992 with a 49 percent. He beat former George H.W. Bush who had a 57 unfavorable rating in Gallup’s tracking.”
The Gallup offers past election results by the year and once you get a look at the Obama vs. Romney run for the White House, it doesn’t really offer a prediction of what the end results were.
In the last presidential election both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hit a 48 unfavorable rating. Then in 2008 Obama topped out with a 37 percent unfavorable rating and John McCain saw 44 percent. In 2004 George W. Bush topped out at 47 for his highest unfavorable rating and John Kerry’s highest was 45 percent.
In 2000, Al Gore was at 42 percent for a highest unfavorable rating before the November voting and hit 52 percent during the recount vs. his opponent George W. Bush who never rose about 41 percent. In 1996 Bill Clinton’s highest was 42 percent compared to Bob Dole who never saw anything higher than a 47 percent unfavorable rating. In 1992, which was the first year of this Gallup poll, Clinton was at 49 percent and George H.W. Bush hit 57 percent close to the election day.