Donald Trump could be on the verge of a history-making achievement, but it may not be what he had in mind. The Washington Post reports that if Trump wins the GOP nomination for president, he will begin the general election campaign as the least popular candidate of either major party in modern times.
The article cites a report by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa based on a tally of Washington Post-ABC News polling. They report: “Three-quarters of women view him unfavorably. So do nearly two-thirds of independents, 80 percent of young adults, 85 percent of Hispanics and nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.”
Trump has an overall 67% unfavorable rating, the story reports, making him more disliked than any nominee of the major parties since the survey has been tracking candidates — spanning 32 years.
GOP strategist David Carney is quoted in the article saying of Trump: “Normally, when you’re in a hole, the best advice is to stop digging. That doesn’t appear to be his inclination.”