The more American voters see of Donald Trump, the less they like him. Even as Trump gets closer to seizing the GOP nomination, he gets less and less popular, with nearly two-thirds of the electorate viewing him unfavorably. Steven Shepard reports:
How bad are Trump’s image ratings? The HuffPost Pollster average of recent national polls puts Trump’s favorability at only 31 percent, while 63 percent view him unfavorably.
That’s a notable decline from late January, on the eve of the first votes in the GOP nominating process, when Trump’s average favorability rating was 37 percent, with 57 percent viewing him unfavorably.
Not bad—32 points underwater. We're actually betting he can do even worse if he makes it to the general election. But it does pose a challenge for Trump as he heads into contests in the next 17 states: The lower his numbers sink, the less likely he is to secure the 1,237 delegates necessary to avoid a contested convention.
That’s a win-win for Democrats. What would you guys prefer: Contested convention, or Trump as the sure nominee?