NRA, Planned Parenthood top Trump, Clinton in favorability

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain deeply unpopular among voters, with a new poll showing both major parties’ presumptive nominees viewed more negatively than some of the country’s more controversial organizations.
 
Trump was viewed positively by just 29 percent of voters surveyed June 19–23 in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday, and Clinton was viewed positively by 33 percent. Meanwhile, 60 percent viewed Trump negatively, and 55 percent viewed Clinton negatively.
 
{mosads}The Democratic Party overall fared slightly better than its presidential candidate, rated 37 percent positive and 43 percent negative. In contrast, the Republican Party received 28 percent positive and 48 percent negative reactions.
 
Other institutions viewed more positively than the presumptive nominees include Planned Parenthood, which has endorsed Clinton, and the National Rifle Association (NRA), which has backed Trump. Planned Parenthood was viewed positively 48 percent to 29 percent; the NRA was viewed positively 42 percent to 36 percent.
 
The poll found President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with net positive ratings: Obama scored 48 percent positive to 41 percent negative, and Sanders received 43 percent to 34 percent. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was viewed slightly more negatively, 29 percent to 27 percent.
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