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Hated Much?

The negatives of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are astonishing in the new Washington Post/ABC poll, but Trump is managing to outpace her in being disliked. Some things that jump out:

Ominously for him, Trump has lost ground among non-college whites and independents. From the Washington Post write up:

Trump’s net favorable rating (favorable minus unfavorable) among non-college whites has flipped from a plus-14 in May to slightly negative minus-7 in the latest survey. Among independents, Trump’s net rating has shifted from from -19 last month to -38 in the latest survey, returning him to roughly the same standing as in April (-37).

Both groups widely dislike Clinton, setting up a hold-your-nose choice for many in November. Clinton’s net favorable rating of -47 among non-college whites continues to be much worse than Trump’s, while her -29 net rating among independents is slightly better.

Trump is almost touching 90 percent unfavorable among Hispanics. WaPo again:

Trump continues to be deeply unpopular with Hispanics, with 89 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of him, his highest mark in Post-ABC polling this campaign. Three-quarters of Hispanics see Trump in a “strongly unfavorable” light (76 percent), similar to 78 percent last month. Clinton has a largely positive image among this increasingly Democratic group – 64 percent favorable vs. 34 percent unfavorable.

And Trump’s negative rating among women is eye-popping. From the ABC report on the poll:

Notably, men overall are disenchanted with both candidates — a record 63 percent see Clinton unfavorably, while 62 percent say the same about Trump. Among women, by contrast, Trump is far more unpopular — 77 percent rate him unfavorably, a new high on his part, vs. Clinton’s 47 percent.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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