Poll: More than 6 in 10 would not vote for Trump, Palin

April 27th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — More than 6 in 10 registered voters in the United States say they will definitely not vote for Donald Trump or Sarah Palin if they decide to run for president in 2012, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Tuesday.

The results of the poll are based on telephone interviews conducted between Wednesday and Saturday on more than 1,000 adults in all U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Its margin of sampling error is about four percent.

During the interview, registered voters were asked about whether they would consider voting for Republicans Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama.

Only Obama, the incumbent president, has so far confirmed to be a candidate during the 2012 presidential elections. But there are strong indications that at least some of the four Republican candidates will also be a candidate.

However, the Gallup poll shows that the majority of U.S. voters at this point do not appear receptive to a Trump presidency. Sixty-four percent of registered voters have essentially rejected the television personality and businessman, saying they would definitely not vote for him. That leaves Trump with seven percent of voters who say they definitely would vote for him, and another twenty-eight percent who say they might consider it.

In addition, Trump’s image among all Americans appears to have become more negative over the last several weeks during which he has dominated American news networks about his possible presidential bid while focusing heavily on the issue of Obama’s birthplace.

According to Gallup, Americans were about evenly split in their views of Trump in late March. Now, in the April 20-23 USA Today/Gallup update, Trump’s image has deteriorated; 36 percent of Americans view him favorably, while 53 percent view him unfavorably.

Meanwhile, about sixty-five percent of registered voters indicated that they would definitely not vote for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was the vice presidential candidate during John McCain’s failed run for the White House.

But former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee seem to have the best odds among Republicans at this time, as more than forty-five percent said they would definitely vote or might consider voting for Romney or Huckabee.

Still, Obama appears to be having the best chances at this time as fifty-four percent of voters said they would definitely or might consider voting for him.

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