In the 2016 US Presidential election, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by about 6%, which is a fairly strong lead considering most presidents tend to be elected with a lead of less than 5%. But let’s take a look at some of the numbers behind the numbers.

Favourability is one of the more interesting factors in this election cycle. In favorability polls, respondents are asked about whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of a given candidate. In other words: do you like them or not?

Donald Trump’s favourability is terrible. 39 favourable to 59.8 unfavourable. He’s 20.8% more unfavourable than favourable. People hate this guy.

Hillary Clinton does a bit better, but it’s still not great. 42.4% favourable to 55.8 unfavourable. So she’s 13.4% more unfavourable. And her unfavourability seems to be on the rise.

Now one of these two people will almost certainly be the next president of the united states, which means that the US is about to have a very unpopular president either way.

But some in the mainstream media don’t seem to think this is a problem. In an article for the Washington Post, Alan Abramowitz and John Sides acknowledge the unusually high unfavourables but conclude that it’s just people being passionate about their own candidate, and cherry pick data from a single poll to support their argument.

So let’s talk about this. Are the high unfavourable a problem or not? Why do people hate the candidates so much? And to Abramowitz and Sides, I really must ask:

What’s Wrong With You?



  1. Since I am not Caucasian, I can not ever support anything Trump does or tries to become. He is a racist bigot that would set back the United States of America back to the Early 1960s. He might as well have his campaign headquarters in Selma, Alabama.

  2. stay focused ppl !! dont be decieved by the media !!! their trying to make you forget all about what hillary has done !! by going after trump !! dont be nieve !!! his poll numbers are higher the what they saying!! they lying to us !!! and obama is lying to us again !!! that was ransome money !!! ti iran !!!

  3. Does any human being in their right mind believe these polls? I don't. Never would. Especially from LIBERALLY (DEMOCRAT) BIASED NEWS NETWORKS WHO SAY 10+ FOR HILLARY AND 10- FOR TRUMP. Common sense goes a long way people. Bias!

  4. The funny thing that people seem to over look, Yes I agree that Clinton has some issues. The very things people accuse her of Trump has also done. He has switched his positions several times depending on who he talks to. He does his more often, At least Clinton switches enough time has passed where she can say I'm not the same person I was back then I see things a bit differently now. I have even switched my position from time to time as I have grown older and as I have received more information. For example, when I was younger I was pro-life. Now even though I do believe the baby is a baby from the moment It's conceived, I'm pro-choice but I choose life. In other-words, I now view it as my belief my opinion and I don't have the right to enforce that onto others. Besides that many of these pro-lifers believe in war, so how can you be pro-life.

    Anyway, Trump has changed his view based on who he's talking too, but when he really gets going and his true nature comes out, it's obvious he's endorses violence. Fact checkers have a field day with him, most of what he says is in the big liar liar to pants on fire lies. People believe his lies because they want to. A Trump supporter has even told me himself that the reason he believes Trump is because he wants to. I asked him if he fact checks he said no, he didn't need to because he wants to believe Trump. I let him know I do fact check and told him the facts that I found but he didn't care.

    Bottom line, On both sides they could have picked a better candidate that's true, Hillary gets my vote for these reasons, not just that she's more experienced, but also that she has done more for america then Trump, everything Trump has done he done for himself. Yes she's has done some (not so ethical things) I will admit. But when it comes to ethics still she has way more than Trump. Trump has shown himself to be a misogynistic, how any woman could vote for him I don't know. He has shown himself to be prejudice How any minority could vote for him I don't know. He has shown himself to be incompetent, how anyone could vote for him I don't know. He has shown himself to be dishonest, he didn't pay his migrant workers he claimed he didn't hire, he raped his wife, he sexually harassed the woman in the beauty pageant he owned. All in all shows no real concerned about the American People. We can deal with Clinton's faults. The thought of a hateful violent war monger like Trump becoming President scares the crap out of me.

  5. Not only are the Clintons, Bushes, as well as Obama trying
    their best to take away our constitution (you know–like our freedom of speech
    and taking away the guns so that we can't fight a tyrannical government, etc.),
    they even tried to bring in the Bilderberg Illuminati, New World Order Wall
    Street Banker Jewish Zionist bankster shill Ted Cruz to eliminate the
    Constitutions of both Canada along with the United States to make Ted Cruz the
    President of the North American Union (related to NAFTA) while subjugating ALL
    of us into more poverty while the 3% make even more money [SPECIAL NOTE: Save
    this page in your favorites so you can come back and watch all of these
    truth-filled videos!!!]: Ted Cruz Wolf in Sheep in Wolf's Clothing!!! Christian…
    NO MORE USA CONSTITUTION, NO MORE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION, NO MORE MEXICO (CENTRAL AMERICA, as you will see in this video) https://www.youtube.com/results?q=Ted+Cruz+-+Wolf+in+Sheep%27s+Clothing!!!+Christian+Video+Channel
    AND VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kstyj5BTcM
    Full Show – Ted Cruz Betrays The American People – 07/21/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv-kj1Tc6dc
    Stefan Molyneux the Truth about Ted Cruz: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Truth+About+Ted+Cruz
    AND VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtL41Pr2d5s
    Donald Trump Ted Cruz Goldman Sachs and the Zionist Oligarchs [Hillary
    Clinton's involvement too!!!] https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Donald+Trump+Ted+Cruz+Goldman+Sachs+and+the+Zionist+Oligarchs
    AND VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOIeJiKZLJA&feature=iv&src_vid=7XUvSzaxMic&annotation_id=annotation_99262669
    and the permanent page https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Donald+Trump+Ted+Cruz+Goldman+Sachs+and+the+Zionist+Oligarchs.
    Meet The FOUR People Funding The Ted Cruz Campaign https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Meet+The+FOUR+People+Funding+The+Ted+Cruz+Campaign
    AND VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgbpk5WmB8
    Real History Which is Taught ONLY by Secret, Specific Universities: None Dare
    Call It Conspiracy You will find the "whole" truth as well as
    "real" truth about politics along with "who" is behind the
    politics. You, at the "end" will find current (as well as an old)
    video about the Presidential candidates and their basic platforms. When you
    have the video going, hit the YouTube icon for even more videos. Have you ever
    wondered "why" 97% of the people are in the "hand-to-mouth,
    never-never program" in wealth. This "explains" the truth about
    the "whole" thing. I hope you watch "all" of the videos to
    be well based in US politics and read the post (including full replies) along
    with the web site you are sent to. All of these things are really
    "revealing" and you will learn a "lot." Please pass these
    URLs on about the various 2016 candidates to everyone. http://www.chinhnghia.com/nonedare1.asp
    [also put above. This now exists ONLY on a Chinese server which they appear not
    to have taken down but all others in the English speaking countries have been
    taken down. I would suggest that you save the pages because it may disappear in
    the near future.] These horrible people House, Senate, government in general
    want the population of the world to go down to 500,000,000 with only a high
    tech to support them while eliminating the 5+ billion population [including the
    "majority" of YOU], as you will see if you watch as many videos as
    you can in the following: The Bilderberg Illuminati New World Order (NWO)
    Jewish Zionist Banksters & Their Shills All of those Republicans who will
    not support Donald Trump will be voted out by the people when elections come up
    next time if they go against Donald Trump. People will vote for anyone
    "except" those Bilderberg, ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bilderberg
    ), Agenda 21 [Do you "little working people "think" that you are
    safe with a Hillary Clinton Presidency??? I "think" not!!!] (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Agenda+21)
    Illuminati ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Illuminati
    ) New World Order ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=New+World+Order
    ) [NWO ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NWO
    ) Jewish Zionist ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jewish+Zionist
    ) banksters and their shills [those, both, Republicans and Democrats] who do
    not want rule by the "majority–not minority" of the people [i.e.
    Democracy]. One way or the other, we will get these shills and their banksters
    out [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XUvSzaxMic
    AND https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=David+Duke+on+Donald+Trump%5D!!!
    [And, it may not be "pretty" when it is all said and done for
    "anyone"!!! (Alex Jones on George Washington https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alex+Jones+George+Washington
    )] [CAUTION: Should one try to physically fight this, take warning: These
    evil people are so evil that they will try to stop you in every way possible.
    Be "very" careful should you try to take them out–even they wouldn't
    flinch to take you out!!!] Believe me, we little people now know who you
    traitors are!!! The moral, good ones will stay and the others will go! 
    Mene Mene Tekel Usarphin (in the Bible when Nebuchadnezzar fell)!: List of
    Donald Trump presidential campaign endorsements, 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2016
    (Those not on this list had better get on it if they want to stay in politics!)

    The Jeb, George, Prescott Bush Family
    Legacy & History, Conclusion, BibleOrTraditions


    Jeb Bush's Forgotten
    Years In The CIA: 8/13/15 Full Show


    9/11 BUSH CRIME


    Roger Stone on the
    Bush Crime Family; War Against Donald Trump


    Jeb And The Bush
    Crime Family – Author Roger Stone Joins Jim Paris Live


    Clinton Threat To “Destroy Everyone” Throws Washington Into Chaos


    Assassination of Top
    Dem. Party Official Leads to FBI Capture of Clinton “Hit Team”


    Putin Issues
    Desperate Warning of WWIII

    Bushes, Obama want war for two reasons: population control and it is a money
    maker for the 3% at the top and their 17% shills to arm both sides!!!]

    Truth-filled news with showing actual web pages to
    "prove" it!!!

    Stefan Molyneux
    YouTube channel

    AND https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Stefan+Molyneux+channel
    AND https://www.youtube.com/user/stefbot

    The Drudge Report


    Alex Jones and Alex
    Jones' 60 (or so) reporters




  6. One word: Benghazi Second word: Emails Third word : Lies… Tons and tons of lies.Even famous Anonymous hackers try to take her down with Emails.
    Sentence: Life's a B*tch don't vote for one.

  7. One thing obvious is that the main stream media has lost it's credibility. As much Trump bashing as they have done over the last "how many months" he still managed to win the Republican nomination. Who will be our next President? Are there enough disgruntled Americans to vote for change? Do they want a President that will tare into the Washington establishment and use common sense ideas to better this Country? Or will he be judged on his lack of political correctness and his every word be demonized. We have an aging society and the older people tend to be the ones who vote. Older people tend not to want change. What happened to the Woodstock generation? Are they now a bunch of stiff suites counting their money? If the election was held today I believe Hillary would win. But the Washington establishment would be wise not to forget the messages brought to them from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders because the American people are watching.

  8. ・【History】 Do You know The Secret of Japan – USA ?
    ・【Japan】 = The Emperor of The World
    ・【US-RP】 = The Son of The Emperor / Japan ⇒ 「USA」
    ・【US-DP】 = Anti-Japan / Liberal / Communist ⇒ 「Anti-USA」
    ・【Roots】 ⇒ From Ethiopia / Africa
    ・「Africa」 = Father's Land ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Black People
    ・「Europa」 = Mother's Land ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ White People
    ・「Asia」 = Son's Land / Emperor's Land ・・・・ Yellow People
    ・【USA】「Need not」 ⇒ Left Wing / Liberal / Communist / US-DP
    ・「Pro-Japan」= US-RP / Texas / Pro-USA / Right Wing / Emperor's Son
    ・「Anti-Japan」= US-DP / California / Anti-USA / Left Wing / Liberal / Communist
    「US-RP」 = Anti-Communism ⇒ Red Purge ⇒ Attacked US-DP !!
    「US-RP」 = Pro-Japan ⇒ Rescued Japan ⇒ Supported Japan's Economics
    「US-RP」 = Anti-JP / Anti-USA / Anti-USDP are All Communist !! 
    【Post War】 ⇒ Plans of Destroying Japan ⇒⇒⇒ All Failures !!
    「US-DP」 = Atomic Bomb ⇒ Japanese Genocide Plan ⇒ Failure !!
    「US-DP」 = Tokyo Trials ⇒ Destroying Japan Plan ⇒ Failure !!
    「US-DP」 = Massacre ⇒ JP Soldiers / US Soldiers / Chineses / Koreans
    「US-DP」 = China / Korea ⇒ 「Fake」=Nanking Massacre / Comfort Women
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Anti-Emperor / Liberal / Communist !!
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = US-DP / CIA / China / Korea / UN
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = NAZI is Communist. Not nationalist !!
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Leftist / Communist in Japan !!
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Control the World / Euro / America / Asia
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Make untrue Stories — Nanking Massacre / Comfort Women
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Delete true movies of Japan on YouTube
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Attack "Many YouTubers" of Pro-Japan !!
    ・「Anti-JP / Communist」 = Alway Cry "You are Racist !!"

  9. From an Aussie point of view.. Do you stay with the same old puppets that are about the Job and the status, OR do you take the plunge and vote Trump in and possibly have your only chance at seeing what a business man can do to make YOUR country GREAT again. If you give up this one chance, guess what, nothing will change. If I lived there I would vote him in – Why? because I am a risk taker. Yes it's a gamble, but the alternative is more of the same or worse. Your choice America, BE GREAT AGAIN!

  10. Trump and Clinton are puppets of the same broken system. Democrats and Republicans are wings of the same bird. Americans are still stimulated about the elections. "SHUT HIM UP! HE MUST NOT TELL OTHERS" The whole system is broken. You can't fix the broken system by voting. STOP VOTING!

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