Gallup polls Americans, finds most ‘highly unfavorable’ candidate rating in our history

     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    Gallup finds that Donald Trump has the highest “highly unfavorable” rating in our history, with Hillary Clinton not far behind.

    George W. Bush ended his administration in 2009 in an economic crisis, and we find that Americans still blame him for the economy now, some seven and a half years later — a little more than they blame Barack Obama. 

    Some 54 percent say that Bush deserves a great deal or a moderate amount of blame, while 50 percent say Obama deserves a great deal or a moderate amount of blame.

    New data reveal more about why Congress gets such terrible overall ratings and has such low confidence from the American people. By over a 4 to 1 margin, Americans are more likely to say that major donors have a lot of influence over Congressional votes than the interests and views of the constituents back home.

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