Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Bad News For The Democrats
New poll shows utterly demoralizing news for Democrats and Clinton supporters
A new poll shows President Donald Trump would still defeat Hillary Clinton if the election was held again. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A new poll released Sunday paints a dark picture for Democrats and supporters of Hillary Clinton, while showing somewhat better marks for President Donald Trump and Republicans.
According to the Washington Post/ABC News survey, if a rematch of last year’s presidential election between Trump and Clinton were held today, Trump would still win 43 percent to 40 percent. That includes the popular vote, which Clinton won by several million votes.
In addition, nearly 100 percent of voters who backed Trump and voted for him in last year’s presidential election say they do not regret their vote. Of those reached by the polling agency, 96 percent said they don’t regret their vote, while only 2 percent said they do.
On the other hand, only 85 percent said the same of Clinton. Of those who regret their vote, very few say they would switch their vote to the other candidate. Instead, they would vote for a third party candidate or not vote at all.
Still, the picture isn’t completely rosy for Trump. The poll found that he has an upside down approval rating, 53 percent disapproval to 42 percent approval, and that many people don’t agree with the first initiatives of his administration.
An equal number of people said they believe Trump is doing “much worse” and “much better” than they thought: 35 percent.
In terms of political parties, the GOP received slightly better marks than Democrats. Respondents told the polling agency that they believe both parties are “out of touch” with Americans, though the GOP is slightly less so than the Democratic Party, 62 percent to 67 percent. Respectively, only 28 percent believe the Democratic Party is “in touch” with Americans while 32 percent said the same of the GOP.
The survey polled 1,004 random American voters from April 17-20 via phone. The majority of the respondents were either Democrats, 31 percent, or independents, 36 percent, while just 24 percent were Republicans.
The margin of error in the survey is +/- 3.5 percentage points.