A new pair of polls suggest that Donald Trump’s chances of getting elected president are very thin, to say the least, with the public eyeing his potential candidacy with great suspicion.
A Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday finds that 58% of registered voters said they would never vote for Trump, compared to only 9% who would enthusiastically vote for him, and 26% who would consider voting for him. This score was the worst out of the whole potential Republican field tested in the poll, beating out the 58% who say they would never vote for Sarah Palin and 15% who would enthusiastically back her, plus 24% who would consider it.
In addition, a new Rasmussen poll of likely voters finds that only 15% think Trump is seriously running for president, compared to 61% who think he is just seeking publicity, and 24% who are not sure. In addition, only 28% have a favorable view of Trump, compared to 66% who view him unfavorably — down from a 39%-53% figure in Rasmussen’s polling three weeks ago.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted from April 26-May 1, surveying 1,408 registered voters, and has a ±2.6% margin of error. The Rasmussen poll was conducted from May 3-4, surveying 1,000 likely voters, and has a ±3% margin of error.