Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's lack of likability may not be a problem for their campaigns, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll that shows a candidate's policies are more important to voters than their character.
Almost all voters agree that a presidential candidate’s character is at least somewhat important:
- Very important: 66 percent;
- Somewhat important: 29 percent;
- Not important: 5 percent.
When asked which is more important, character or policies:
- Character: 29 percent;
- Policies: 62 percent;
- Unsure: 9 percent.
Rasmussen also asked if voters were excited about their choice of candidate, or simply voting for the lesser of two evils.
- Excited: 45 percent;
- Less of two evils: 48 percent;
- Unsure: 8 percent.
According to a Fox News poll released Tuesday, Clinton has a six-point lead on Trump nation wide. A Bloomberg poll released Wednesday puts Clinton nine points ahead of Trump.
"This poll shows movement toward Clinton with all the right groups it takes to win—including men and those without a college degree," pollster J. Ann Selzer told Bloomberg Politics. "Their alignment with Clinton is a formidable change in the algebra."
"The race sure looks like it’s a solid Clinton win, but Trump has a few advantages in enthusiasm and support," Selzer added.
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