Donald Trump has topped the Gallup poll for “least favorable candidate” in the 2016 election. Trump not only surfaced as number one in this Gallup poll, but he also broke a record as the candidate having the highest percentage rate ever in this Gallup roundup! The man just rises to the top of all the polls and this is bringing the voters a lot of mixed messages.
The good news for Trump besides topping this Gallup poll, came this weekend when he “muscled ahead” in the final Des Moines Register-Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll, which the Des Moines Register announced on Saturday, January 30.
According to the Des Moines Register, “Trump stands at 28 percent, while rival Ted Cruz has slid to 23 percent.” On January 13 this same poll had Trump trailing Cruz who was at 25 percent with Trump at 22 percent. So Trump’s popularity as a candidate for the GOP nominee has shot up in Iowa. This holds more water for Trump supporters than the “Least Unfavorable Candidate” Gallup poll.
According to a Gallup poll for “Worlds Most Admired Person” for 2015, Trump came in as a runner-up and he tied with the Pope! This is another confusing aspect as to where Donald Trump stands with the U.S. voters. If he is one of the world’s most admired people, how can he be so unfavorable? That’s Trump, no one has ever seen anything like him in politics.
E Canada Now reports today that “Trump is the most unpopular candidate of either party when the entire US population is taken into account.” Can you imagine the confusion around the globe when hearing this? He is seen as the most unfavorable candidate ever to come down the pike, yet Trump is way ahead with the voters in the Iowa Caucus and stands with the Pope when it comes to being admired. It sounds like the U.S. has a love-hate relationship with the top GOP candidate.
Trump is doing something very different than any other candidate has done and it is evident in these polls that cite him as the most admired, the least favorable and now the one most likely to get the vote in Iowa. If Trump wins the Iowa Caucus on Monday, it will go against conventional wisdom, suggests Representative Steve King from Iowa on Fox News Live on Monday morning, February 1. Even the veteran politicians are scratching their heads on the Trump movement seen around the nation.
The Des Moines Register reports, “The rest of the GOP field is struggling,” which is what their poll shows. Ben Carson dropped to 10 percent and although he is remaining in double digits, this is his lowest support since May. Rand Paul remains at 5 percent and Christie is still at 3 percent, cites this poll. Bush, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich and Rick Santorum are all at 2 percent each in the Des Moines Register-Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll.
In the Gallup poll the two top nominees in both parties got the top two spots for the “least favorable” candidates, Trump and Clinton. Coming in second as the least unpopular in the Gallup poll is “Hillary Clinton having “a 52% unfavorable rating among all Americans, while Jeb Bush is at 45%, Chris Christie 38%, Ted Cruz 37%, Marco Rubio 33%, Bernie Sanders 31% and Ben Carson 30%,” the survey showed,” according to E Canada Now.
One thing is for sure is that the U.S. politics, which have always been a bit confusing as far as delegates and caucuses go, got so much more confusing in the 2016 race. America sure knows how to love and hate the top candidates in both parties, and the proof is in the poll pudding!