Poll: Clinton-Trump match-up strikes fear in voters

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The vast majority of voters say they dread the election of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll.

Eighty-one percent fear one or both presidential candidates taking the White House in the AP/GfK survey released Thursday.

{mosads}Twenty-five percent of that total are scared of both candidates, regardless of which one wins the Oval Office this November.

Pollsters said voters are slightly more anxious about Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Fifty-six percent say they are afraid of a Trump victory, while 48 percent say they would regret such an outcome.

Twenty-two percent say they would be proud of a Trump presidency, and 26 percent would be exited should he win in the fall.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, fares little better.

Forty-eight percent say they would be afraid of a Clinton win, and 46 percent would regret her becoming president.

Twenty-seven percent would be proud of a Clinton victory, meanwhile, and 26 percent would be excited about her election.

Pollsters additionally discovered voters have deeply negative views about both Clinton and Trump before their respective parties’ conventions.

Fifty-seven percent view Clinton unfavorably, while 37 percent see the former secretary of State favorably instead.

Sixty-three percent consider Trump unfavorably, contrasted with 31 percent who think well of the billionaire.

AP/GfK conducted its latest sampling of 1,009 adults via online interviews from July 7-11. It has a 3.3 percent margin of error.

Clinton leads Trump by about 3 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.


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