WASHINGTON – Despite being the presumptive nominees of their respective parties, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are extraordinarily unpopular heading into their party’s conventions this summer.
According to a recent New York Times/CBS poll, nearly two-thirds — 64% — of registered voters answered “No” when asked if Trump and Clinton are “honest and trustworthy.”
Two-thirds of voters also said Trump does not share their values, while only 37% percent of voters said Clinton did share their values.
Seventy percent of registered voters said Trump does not have the right temperament, while only 48% said the former Secretary of State had the right temperament, the poll found.
And more than half of registered voters had unfavorable views of both Trump (55%) and Clinton (52%).
However, the majority of voters said both Trump (55%) and Clinton (54%) have “strong qualities of leadership.”
And 80% of Democrat voters said they are “mostly hopeful” about the future of their party. More than half — 55% — of Republican voters said they are “mostly hopeful” about the future of their party.
The nationwide poll was conducted on cellphones and landlines May 13-17 with 1,109 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
By Eugene Scott, CNN