A new Quinnipiac University Poll out yesterday, September 14, 2016, found that a majority of Americans are voting against a presidential candidate rather than for a presidential candidate. The poll also confirms that a majority of Americans do not like the choices between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Fortunately, the poll also found that Americans have more than the two choices with Libertarian Gary Johnson who polled at 13 percent.
Clinton and Trump get similar negative favorability ratings, 40 – 57 percent for her and
35 – 59 percent for him. For Johnson, 53 percent of voters haven’t heard enough to form an
opinion of him and 72 percent haven’t heard enough about Stein. Among Clinton voters, 54 percent say they mainly are voting against Trump, while 32 percent say they mainly are voting for Clinton. Among Trump voters, 66 percent say they mainly are voting against Clinton, with 23 percent saying they are voting mainly for Trump.
Johnson, Clinton, and Trump are the only presidential candidates who will be on the ballot in all 50 states so all American voters will be able to choose between the three. Each state will have other candidates available to vote; however, those candidates will not be on the ballot in all 50 states. For example, Floridians will have 12 presidential candidates to choose, six of which are write-in candidates. The presidential candidates who are running under a political party banner in Florida are Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party of Florida, Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party, Rocky De La Fuente of the Reform Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party, and Donald Trump of the Republican Party.
Getting back to the poll, voting for Clinton is the lesser of two evils, 38 percent of her supporters say, while 57 percent say she is the candidate they like. Among Trump supporters, 50 percent say they are picking the lesser of two evils, while 46 percent say he is the candidate they like.
“Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be King and Queen of the prom, but they are
showing up solo and their dance cards are blank,” Tim Malloy, assistant
director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said. “The winner who waltzes at the Inaugural Ball will be the candidate who finally gets the other kids to like him or her.”