Donald Trump’s polling numbers greatly improved around a month ago when it became clear he would be the GOP nominee, while Hillary Clinton had not yet reached that position on the Democratic side. Various hands were wrung and lamentations, um, lamented.
So much for that idea.
Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead nationally over Republican Donald Trump, whose negatives remain unusually high for a presidential candidate amid early indications that the Orlando terrorist attack has had little direct impact on the 2016 race.
A new Bloomberg Politics national poll shows Clinton leading Trump 49 percent to 37 percent among likely voters in November’s election, with 55 percent of those polled saying they could never vote for the real-estate developer and TV personality.
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Other troubling findings for Trump in poll include how 63 percent of women say they could never vote for him. “If you can never get the vote of two in three women, who are a majority of voters, that is something that has to change for Trump to emerge victorious,” Selzer said.
Similar proportions of those younger than 35 and those with incomes of less than $50,000 also say they could never support him.
These are epically bad numbers for Trump. And the way things are going, they’re likely to get worse.