Clinton and Trump Tied as Equally Untrustworthy in New Poll Showing Clinton Ahead by 8
A new poll out today shows mostly good news for Hillary Clinton and a pretty remarkable feat for both her and Donald Trump: they are tied on the question of trustworthiness.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that for both Trump and Clinton, 60 percent view them as untrustworthy and dishonest. (Clinton is slightly ahead of Trump on the other side, with 38 percent calling her honest and trustworthy compared to 36 percent for Trump.)
Now, that being said, Clinton still leads Trump by 8 after a pretty bad week for Trump––a week that culminated in the Republican presidential candidate endorsing the Republican Speaker of the House becoming a major news item.
And even if you examine the results among likely voters or add in third-party choices, Clinton still holds a sizable lead over Trump.
Lots more people still consider Clinton more temperamentally fit and knowledgable about the world to be president than Trump, whose net ratings on both of those are in the high negatives.
And then, of course, there’s the controversy over his attacks on a Gold Star family. 74 percent of all those polled say they disapprove of how Trump handled his response to Khizr Khan, with 56 percent saying they strongly disapprove.
And even if you break down by party affiliation, he gets 61 percent disapproval from Republicans.
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