A new Gallup poll puts Donald Trump at historically high unfavorability, and his rival Hillary Clinton isn’t faring much better.
In Trump’s race to the bottom, he managed to outperform Barry Goldwater, who lost the 1964 election to Lyndon B. Johnson in a landslide.
Per Gallup: “Trump’s 42% highly unfavorable score easily outpaces Clinton’s 33%. Prior to now, 1964 Republican nominee Barry Goldwater had the highest negative score, with 26% rating him highly unfavorably in October 1964.”
Trump’s total favorability, when taking stock of his overall image, is “worse than Goldwater’s,” Gallup writes, “because his combined ratings are 42% favorable and 59% unfavorable whereas Goldwater’s broke about even at 43% favorable and 47% unfavorable.”
Meanwhile, Clinton’s overall rating — 51% favorable vs. 50% unfavorable — is also “better than Trump’s and slightly more positive than Goldwater’s in October 1964.”
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