US voters skeptical about Trump or Clinton presidency

US voters skeptical about Trump or Clinton presidency
United Bank for Africa

A Pew Research Centre poll said that the confidence in either U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton being a good president continues to remain low.

It revealed on Friday in Washington that such was the case earlier this year.

The poll said that 27 per cent of the registered voters think Trump would make a good or great president, while 55 per cent say the bellicose New York billionaire developer would be either poor or terrible president.

It said that the opinions about Clinton were not as negative, but still only 31 per cent registered voters said Clinton would be a good or great president.

“As many as 45 per cent voters say Clinton will be a poor or terrible president.

Also, the poll found that large shares of voters worry that there is distinct possibility that if elected, either nominee will make a serious mistake that will damage the country.

It added that 55 per cent registered voters said that Trump had a “big chance’’ and 44 per cent saying the same about Clinton.

Meanwhile, supporters of Trump and Clinton diverge on how their life has become and where the country is heading for.

According to the national poll, Trump supporters overwhelmingly believe that life in the country is worse that it was half a century ago.

“for people like them’’, with 81 per cent holding such opinion, compared with only 11 per cent saying life has gone better.

“The majority of Clinton’s supporters take the opposite view, with 59 per cent of them saying that life for people like them “has gone better” over the past five decades.

“About one in five Clinton’s supporters think life has gotten worse and another 18 per cent see little change,’’ it said.


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The polls said that as to the future generation’s prospects, most Trump backers are pessimistic, with 68 per cent saying that life for their children would be worse than today.

Clinton’s supporters hold mixed expectations, with 38 per cent being optimistic, compared with 30 per cent who say life for the next generation will be worse.