By Jamie Rivera Published 06/26/2016 21:06:00 | Views: 1860
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has slumped in popularity, according to a new poll. Picture: AFP/Michal Wachucik

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s popularity has taken a severe drop, a new poll shows.

According to the Washington Post-ABC News poll, Trump’s approval numbers have dropped to 39 per cent, a dramatic decrease from his 46 per cent last month.

The poll also shows that support for Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic nominee, has increased to 51 per cent from her previous 44 per cent. This gives Clinton her largest lead in the Washington Post-ABC News poll since late 2015.

The survey polled 1001 people from June 20 to June 23.

Approximately two-thirds of Americans say that they think Trump is unqualified to lead the nation, according to the poll results. A similar majority of people said that the idea of a Donald Trump presidency makes them anxious, and his scathing comments about women, minorities and Muslims show an unfair bias.

A smaller, but still significant, majority of people who participated in the poll said that they disapproved of the way Clinton handled question regarding her use of a personal email server during the time she served as secretary of state. Half of the poll takers said that they were worried about a Clinton presidency.


The survey had an error margin of 3.5 per cent.

By Jamie Rivera 06/26/2016 21:06:00

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