In a new poll just released this afternoon, Hillary Clinton is stomping Trump with a double digit lead among likely voters.
The problem, to state the obvious, is his overt negatives. Too many people dislike too many things about the Donald, and the antics that cause his dedicated fan base to adore him and helped him shove his way through the Republican nominating process aren’t as effective in a general election. As a result, a whopping 55% – a majority of those polled – said they could never vote for him, versus 45% for Hillary.
However, when it comes to trusting someone with our security in the face of terror, Clinton logically falls behind, as she is demonstrably not trustworthy on these issues.
“Clinton has a number of advantages in this poll, in addition to her lead,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. “Her supporters are more enthusiastic than Trump’s and more voters overall see her becoming a more appealing candidate than say that for Trump.”
One bit of positive news for Trump in the results is that he narrowly edges out Clinton, 45 percent to 41 percent, when those surveyed were asked which candidate they would have more confidence in if a similar attack to the one in Florida took place a year from now. The violence left 49 victims dead, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
There is a great deal more at Bloomberg.
Over half could never vote for Trump. Almost half could never vote for Hillary. She’s killing him on presidential preference even though he’s beating her on security. And so the schizophrenic election continues.