Poll: Unfavorable views of both Trump, Clinton reach new highs

Seventy percent of Americans see Donald Trump unfavorably, up 10 percentage points in the past month and a record high since he announced his bid for the presidency last June, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. Hillary Clinton's unfavorability among Americans reached a new high as well, resting now at 55 percent.

Here are seven more findings from the poll.

Note: Interviews for this survey were conducted June 8 through June 12, almost entirely before the mass shooting in Orlando June 12 and before the candidates commented on it. 

1. The results cement the two candidates' positions as the most unpopular presumptive major party presidential nominees in ABC News/Washington Post polling since 1984, when Republican Ronald Reagan ran against former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate, according to the report.

2. Mr. Trump's favorable ratings declined from 37-60 percent favorable-unfavorable in mid-May to 29-70 percent mid-June after he was widely criticized for suggesting he was treated unfairly by a federal judge because of the judge's Mexican heritage, according to the report. His decrease in favorability in the past month was broadly based across different demographics.

3. Ms. Clinton, though less poorly rated than her Republican contender, faces her own challenges. Her numbers decreased from a 44-53 percent favorable-unfavorable rating last month to a 43-55 percent rating now, despite having clinched the Democratic nomination last week. According to ABC, while Ms. Clinton's favorability is still within the margin of sampling error, it's her highest disapproval rating on record since 1992.

4. Just 15 percent of Americans see Mr. Trump as "strongly" favorable while 56 percent see him as strongly unfavorable. Comparatively, Ms. Clinton's numbers are 25-39 percent strongly favorable-unfavorable.

5. Men are relatively equally disenchanted with both candidates. Sixty-three percent see Ms. Clinton unfavorably while 62 percent see Mr. Trump in the same way. Among women, 77 percent of women rate him unfavorable, compared with a 47 percent unfavorable rating of Ms. Clinton.

6. Most striking is Mr. Trump's unfavorability rating among minorities. Ninety-four percent of blacks see him negatively, as do 89 percent of Hispanics. That rate dips to 59 percent among whites. Ms. Clinton is more unfavorable than Mr. Trump among whites (68 percent rate her unfavorable), but she is vastly more popular among racial and ethnic minorities.

7. Mr. Trump was rated favorably by 65 percent of Republicans, and Ms. Clinton was rated favorably by 75 percent of Democrats.

 

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