This argument keeps coming up! Trump supporters claim and make the unsupported argument that because Donald is a pop-culture celebrity and a non-politician figure, that somehow that makes him a more electable candidate against Hillary or Sanders in the Fall! How sadly mistaken and how naive these Trump people are who think this way!
Let me preface by saying that I am a numbers person, who doesn’t base my political opinions on emotions or hunches. I look at the raw data and facts and I also listen to what the grassroots is saying. There is no question, based on these numbers, and based on the years of scandals, divorces, public feuds, bankruptcies, and all the outrageous and over the top things this guy has said and done over the years, including in this election, that Donald Trump will have a much harder time in a general election in comparison to any of the other GOP candidates! That is an absolute fact and there is no question about it!
His unfavorable ratings are so bad and through the roof, that even Hillary is seen as a more electable candidate! In fact, out of all the candidates, not just the GOP candidates, Trump has the highest unfavorable ratings at a whopping 60%! While many of these other candidates hover around 40% or below, Trump actually doubles what they have in the unfavorable department!
This particular unfavorable number is so bad and so high that Gallup, which conducted this poll, noted that Trump’s numbers set a record for being the worse numbers they’ve seen since starting this type of survey back in 1992! Even Hillary, as unpopular and as untrustworthy as she’s seen, has better unfavorables than Trump!
If you couple these horrible numbers, with how he does against Hillary in head to head polls, the picture looks even worse! Trump has consistently done the absolute worse out of all the GOP candidates against Clinton in head to head match up polls! One recent poll even had him losing to her by a staggering 10%! Take a look below!
If Trump does the worse against Hillary according to these polls, it is fair to ask: Who does the best? I can tell you that one of the best, if not the best, is Ted Cruz! The latest match up polls have Cruz tied with Hillary at worse and beating her in another poll! That recent poll had our consistent conservative warrior beating Hillary by 7 points! The total average of all polls have him slightly above her!
I’ve pasted side by side pics of Donald’s numbers against Hillary and Cruz’s numbers against her! There is a dramatic and a stark difference!
According to this data, Cruz is seen as a far more electable candidate and way less beatable than Donald! There is just no question about it!
By the way, in case you were wondering, the head to head numbers against Sanders show similar results for both Donald and Cruz!
Numbers don’t lie folks! When a candidate has been perceived for several decades by the public as a clown figure and a reality TV joke, is it any wonder that candidate can even be taken seriously at all for office?
These disastrous numbers should serve as a major red flag to any Donald Trump supporter who is basing his or her support on the issue of electability!
I think it is important to define what an unfavorable rating is! In a nutshell, an unfavorable rating means that a candidate, such as Trump, is not very well liked or is not perceived positively in the eyes of the electorate. The higher the numbers, the less he is favored by the public! To keep it real simple: People just don’t like Donald Trump and view him as a clown figure of sorts!
When you have a vast majority of folks perceiving a particular candidate in such a negative light, how can that person possibly get elected? These are the kinds of questions that Trump folks should be asking themselves! Major red flags like this cannot be ignored or discounted!
Perhaps Trump supporters need to reassess why they’re supporting such an unelectable individual during such a crucial time! If beating the Democrats is what keeps you up a night, then why not go with the guy who consistently does the best against her? If it’s that important to you to beat Hillary or Sanders, wouldn’t it be wise to go with the candidate who actually has a better chance of beating them as opposed to the one who consistently does the worst against them and is wildly unpopular with the general public, namely Donald Trump?
In this Primary, let’s go with a real winner, not a Carnival Barker who will just embarrass all of us in a general election! TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT! Check out the staggering numbers for yourself below!
“The bottom line is that Trump now has a higher unfavorable rating than any candidate at any time during all of these previous election cycles.” – Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-In-Chief
THE UNFAVORABLE RATINGS OF THE CANDIDATES source: Gallup (Dem & GOP)
*Carson – 30%
*Sanders – 31%
*Rubio – 33%
*Cruz – 37%
*Bush – 45%
*Clinton – 52%
*Trump – 60%
By: Kelly R. Hubbard