It’s safe to say the 2016 presidential election is divisive. We have two of the most bold, controversial candidates running on major party platforms. This is what we’ve earned after years of toxic politics in Washington; it takes outlandish figures to wrangle the mess.
While most voters are willing to look past Trump and Clinton’s personalities to focus on the issues, there are plenty of undecided voters who taken back the respective candidates’ image.
A recent NBC poll (read: somewhat biased) asked some of these questions to potential voters. It looks like Hillary Clinton’s got some work to do in the old, honesty department.
Only eleven percent of voters believe that Hillary Clinton is “honest and trustworthy,” according to the new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
Clinton is leading Trump by six points when third party candidates are included and nine points in a head to head contest.
When asked to choose a statement about Clinton, 42 percent said that she has the “personality and temperament to serve” but earned low numbers for her values.
There’s always more to these polls than what the media divulges, like who exactly were they asking and what their political affiliation might be.
But the fact that only 11 percent of what was most certainly a curated group of people consider her trustworthy is pretty telling.
I guess years of deception and trickery doesn’t make you very popular in the eyes of the American public.