Negative ratings of Donald Trump have soared to their highest level in the presidential campaign, with 70 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the presumptive Republican candidate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The negative view of Trump is 10 percentage points higher than it was last month.
The presidential race appears to be turning into a contest of two of the most disliked candidates in history, as Hillary Clinton registered her worst rating in public life, with 55 percent saying they hold an unfavorable impression of the presumptive Democratic candidate.
Other details of the poll include:
- 89 percent of Hispanics have a negative view of Trump, while 64 percent of that group say they look favorably at Clinton.
- Among non-college whites, Trump's favorable rating (favorable minus unfavorable) has plummeted from a plus 14 in May to a minus 7 in this survey.
- Clinton has an even worse minus 47 rating among non-college whites.
- Among men, Clinton has a 63 percent unfavorable rating, which jumps even higher to 75 percent for white men.
- 34 percent of Republicans express unfavorable views of Trump.
- 25 percent of Democrats look unfavorably at Clinton.
The survey was taken after Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination but with almost all the interviews done before Sunday's massacre at an Orlando nightclub.
The poll came as more bad news for Trump as Politico
reported that many Republicans are upset at Trump's response to the Orlando terrorist attack, saying he will never understand the demeanor it takes to be president.
The poll was conducted June 8-12 among a random national sample of 1,000 adults. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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