Oh great, an election where the choice is the lesser of five evils

Washington-Post-ABC News poll shows Americans have considerable trepidations about all the presidential frontrunners in both parties, but especially for Donald Trump. Fully 69 percent say the idea of a president Trump makes them anxious.

Of the other Republican candidates, 49 percent are anxious about Ted Cruz as president, while 48 percent say the same of Marco Rubio.

 Of the Democratic hopefuls, 51 percent are anxious about Hillary Clinton being president, compared to 43 percent for Bernie Sanders.
In fact, 51 percent are “very anxious” about a Trump presidency:
wapo poll
Can Trump win with those negatives?
Here is the full poll results.

8 comments on “Oh great, an election where the choice is the lesser of five evils

  1. John Gordon Edwards says:

    This is the best news yet. It sounds like Trump’s “negatives” are so high he may not be nominated or win the general election. I don’t like Sen. Ted Cruz’ position on some issues, but he is smart. Speaking generally, i would rather have a smart president who is only interested in himself than a dumb one who means well. The prospect of a dumb president who has bad intentions is my worst fear. Anybody but Trump.

  2. Steve says:

    If it’s Trump v Clinton….vote Libertarian.

  3. Barbara says:

    I certainly hope not. After all, this is a man who used his current wife to pose nude for British magazine GQ in his private jet to promote his luxury brand. And it means electing as President a man who shares with Bill Clinton the friendship of convicted sex-predator Jeffrey Epstein. Trump is quoted as saying, “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

    Trump has played the political game better than any candidate for many years. Now when he realizes that this will be a “outsider” election, he pretends to espouse conservative values. I have never heard him refer to the Constitution at any time as the source of what makes America great. We are suppose to believe he alone holds the key to “better deals”. We don’t need a deal maker. We had that in Harry Reid. Time to tell Trump “Your fired”!

  4. Let’s start our day with a bit of Hayek.

    “Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” – FA Hayek The Road to Serfdom (from Glenn Beck’s facebook page this morning)

  5. Rincon says:

    Haven’t some of you claimed that the mention of Hitler means the discussion has degraded into meaninglessness? Or is that only if he’s mentioned by a Liberal?

  6. Hayek was a contemporary of Hitler. He spoke from experience, not hyperbole.

  7. Rincon says:

    Your claim then is that every time someone from our era brings up Hitler, they are engaging in hyperbole?

  8. Steve says:

    Quoting a person who has a solid point based on facts is very different than trying inflame readers emotions with hyperbole.

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