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Poll: Voters want an independent candidate to take on Clinton, Trump

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The majority of voters want to see an independent run against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the general election, according to a new poll.

{mosads}Fifty-five percent of voters and 91 percent of voters under the age of 29 favor having an independent in the race, according to a new Data Targeting poll. Sixty-five percent said they are willing to support a candidate who isn’t Clinton or Trump.

The desire for a third option in the race reflects widespread dissatisfaction with the two likely nominees. Both Trump and Clinton have low favorability numbers, making them among the most disliked general election candidates in recent history. 

In the Data Targeting poll, 56 percent of voters have an unfavorable impression of Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, while 55 percent of voters have an unfavorable of Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The poll surveyed 997 voters and was conducted May 12–15 with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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