- Apparently the people are looking for another option in a presidential candidate.
- It’s either going to come down to Clinton or Trump as the president in November, both candidates have high unfavorable ratings – 56% for Clinton and 55% for Trump.
- 55% of voters are interested in seeing an independent candidate challenge Hillary and Trump for the presidency.
- If an independent candidate started running now they would start off with already 21% of the vote.
Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is likely to be elected president in November, but voters are yearning for another option.
A Clinton presidency is “the most likely scenario,” given the real estate mogul’s problems in key demographics and battleground states, according to the results of a Data Targeting poll released Wednesday.
Both candidates, however, have high unfavorability ratings — 56 percent for Clinton and 55 percent for Trump, and nearly six in 10 voters surveyed are dissatisfied with the option of choosing between just Clinton and Trump in November.
Fifty-five percent favor having an independent candidate challenge the Democratic front-runner and presumptive Republican nominee for president. An unprecedented 91 percent of voters 28 or younger favor having an independent on the ballot and 65 percent of respondents are willing to support a candidate who isn’t Clinton or Trump.
According to Data Targeting’s ballot test, an independent candidate would start off with 21 percent of the vote.
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The survey of 997 respondents was conducted May 12-15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.