NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.
As befits their low unfavorable scores, neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump does well in terms of being someone whom Americans say they would be proud to see as president.
Trump scores particularly low compared to Clinton in terms of having the character and temperament to be president. He also scores low in terms of issue command.
At this point in almost all presidential elections, the winner in the polls is the winner in the election. Forecasting models all say 80 percent plus: Clinton wins.
Trump’s video leads us to the latest update on Americans’ views on crime. Thirty four percent of women say they worry at least occasionally about being the victim of sexual assault, including 42 percent of women under the age 50.
Americans biggest crime worries these days are all electronic: 69 percent worry about having credit card information stolen, and almost as many worry about having email hacked and being victim of identity theft.
Amazingly, 27 percent of Americans say someone in their household has had credit card information stolen within the past 12 months.
There is also a strong uptick in respect for police this year.