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Poll Asks Who Would Make a Good President, Voters say Neither

61 percent say election has increased hatred and violence in the U.S.


Most voters don’t think either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would make a good president, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.  

The poll found that 58 percent of voters think Trump would not be a good president, compared to 53 percent who thought the same thing about Clinton. Only 35 percent said Trump would make a good president while 43 percent said the same thing about Clinton.  

The survey also found that the race is too close to call, and that most voters say the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the country.  

“It would be difficult to imagine a less flattering from-the-gut reaction to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.   

The poll showed 42 percent of respondents would vote for Clinton, with 40 percent saying they would vote for Trump.  

Sixty one percent of respondents said the election had increased the level of hatred and violence in the United States. Another 34 percent said it has had no impact. Of the 61 percent, 67 percent blamed the Trump campaign and 16 percent blamed the Clinton campaign.  

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,610 registered voters nationwide from. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.  

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