Washington Post

Donald Trump Poised to Make History — and Not in a Good Way

Apr 1, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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.”


  1. It is seven months before the election and they can already tell what the public will think? Lots of things can change in 7 months. Who would have thought 7 months ago that Bernie Sanders would be threatening to beat Hillary in Wisconsin in April? Who would have thought 7 months ago that the Republican race would be coming down to Cruz and Trump? And who is thinking right now that both parties may end up nominating someone who isn’t going to win the majority of primaries and maybe not any Primaries? This is an election year like no other in the last 100 years. Stay tuned…

  2. Sometimes the medicine tastes terrible but you take it anyway because your want to be well again! Trump may be hard to swallow but it is better than succumbing to the the illness this country is suffering. We elected someone we “liked” the last time and we all see how that turned out!

  3. What was said in this article is true. The latest “Favorabity/Unfavorability” ratings I saw had Trump with a much higher Unfavorabile rating than Favorabile. But what this article fails to mention is EVERY CANDIDATE, that is EVERY CANDIDATE, both Republican and Democrat, had a higher Unfavorabile rating than Favorable. In TV Weeks continuing attempt to show Trump in a negative manner, they fail to mention that every candidate running for office had an unfavorable rating. They also could have mentioned that 9 months prior his election Ronald Reagan had an Unfavorability rating not too much less than Trumps. Considering every candidate has a higher Unfavorable rating than Favorable, should we have a Presidential election where one of our choices is ‘None of the above”?

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