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Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%
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a425couple
2017-04-24 16:39:00 UTC
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Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%
by Paul Bedard | Apr 23, 2017

A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as "the least
popular president in modern times," waits until the second to last paragraph
to reveal another tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the
election were held today and in the popular vote, not just Electoral
College.

The poll found that Trump's polls continue to be upside down, with a 42
percent approval and 53 percent disapproval.

Also unchanged: His base still likes him.

It's not until the second to last paragraph of the long story that it's
shown Clinton would still lose to the president, despite the high
disapproval ratings and problems with his first 100 days detailed by the
paper. It reads:

The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent
for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they
would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump
and 40 percent say Clinton.

ABC's Jonathan Karl tweeted, "According to the ABC/WP poll, among 2016
voters, @realDonaldTrump would beat Hillary Clinton in a rematch - in the
popular vote, no less."

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can
be contacted at ***@washingtonexaminer.com

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wash-post-poll-hides-trump-still-beats-clinton-43-40/article/2621016
a425couple
2017-04-24 17:08:29 UTC
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Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%
by Paul Bedard | Apr 23, 2017
A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as "the least
popular president in modern times," waits until the second to last
paragraph to reveal another tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton
if the election were held today and in the popular vote, not just
Electoral College. ------
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wash-post-poll-hides-trump-still-beats-clinton-43-40/article/2621016
Looks mostly like a repeat:

"New poll shows utterly demoralizing news for Democrats and Clinton
supporters
Chris Enloe Apr 23, 2017

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/23/new-poll-shows-utterly-demoralizing-news-for-democrats-and-clinton-supporters/

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.

Evan Siegfried
@evansiegfried
Only 28% of Americans think Dems are in touch with their concerns. 67%
don't. Brutal poll for Dems
https://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2017/04/23/National-Politics/Polling/release_466.xml?tid=a_inl
7:12 AM - 23 Apr 2017

Jonathan Karl
@jonkarl
According to the ABC/WP poll, among 2016 voters, @realDonaldTrump would beat
Hillary Clinton in a rematch -- in the popular vote, no less.
6:32 AM - 23 Apr 2017 · The White House

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