“I just think that none of the– either party doesn’t deserve my vote.”
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won Florida’s primary elections Tuesday. But if focus groups are an indicator, many a Florida voter are unhappy with their choices this election cycle.
CBS News reports:
Clinton and Trump share the distinction of being among the least-liked candidates.
“I would rather not vote than vote for either one of these candidates,” one woman told CBS News contributor and Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who led the group at the Orlando Public Library. “And it pains me to say that, because I feel it’s my right as a member of this democratic society to be able to vote. But given those two candidates, I can’t vote for either one of them.”
“Why none of the above?” Luntz asked.
“I just think that none of the– either party doesn’t deserve my vote. They’re not giving me what I feel we need as a country,” another woman explained. “So why give the support to someone who’s not gonna do what I need them to do for me and my family?”
“I don’t believe Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton really care about the American people. I don’t trust either of them. I don’t think they are presidential,” one man said.
“Who’s mad as hell?” Luntz asked the focus group. Multiple people responded affirmatively.
“But I’m mad at the voters,” a woman said. “I’m not mad at the candidates. People are voting for them. And I’m angry for people that settle for sound bites for their information.”
Others in the group agreed.
If polling data is accurate, the unfavorability issue isn’t limited to Florida.
ABC News reported more voters dislike Trump and Hillary than like either.
In one basic gauge, just 30 percent of Americans express a favorable opinion of Trump, while 67 percent see him unfavorably, up 8 points since November and near the peak, 71 percent last spring. Many, 56 percent, see him “strongly” unfavorably, a new high. Both of these reflect remarkable levels of unpopularity for a major domestic political figure.
Clinton, by contrast, is seen unfavorably by 52 percent and strongly so by 41 percent, each 15 points less than Trump’s ratings in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates.
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