- Trump’s poor favorability scores rival Barry Goldwater’s
- Trump’s high unfavorable score sets new record among candidates
- Clinton’s image also low historically, just above Goldwater’s
PRINCETON, N.J. — Trump and Clinton are currently among the worst-rated presidential candidates of the last seven decades according to Gallup’s long-term “scalometer” trend. In the race to the bottom, however, Trump’s 42% highly unfavorable score easily outpaces Clinton’s 33%. Prior to now, 1964 Republican nominee Barry Goldwater had the highest negative score, with 26% rating him highly unfavorably in October 1964.
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