Gallup poll: Trump well known, but not well liked

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    (From left) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Friday

    (From left) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Friday

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

    Republican presidential candidate front-runner Donald Trump has extremely high name recognition. He is now familiar to 94 percent of national adults, up from 88 percent last July.

    Only Hillary Clinton among the presidential candidates approaches this level of near universal recognition.

    Trump is not well liked by Americans, and has become less so over time. He is less well liked than any other candidate, Republican or Democrat. His image has been further deteriorating in recent weeks.

    Trump supporters like his outsider status. This is exactly the opposite of new data showing that Hillary Clinton supporters like her insider status.

    However, new data show that almost six in 10 say they would not vote for Trump in the general election, 10 points higher than the percentage who say the same thing about Clinton.

    President Barack Obama’s approval rating averaged 53 percent last week, the highest since January 2013, the month he was inaugurated after his re-election victory.

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