Want to understand why many candidates are reluctant to get behind Donald Trump as the GOP standard bearer? A new national poll finds about half of Americans are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports the presumptive GOP nominee.
A Morning Consult survey finds 38% of voters say they are “much less likely” to support a candidate who backs Trump, while another 11% are “somewhat less likely” to back that candidate. About a third of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports Trump.
Support for Candidates Who Back Trump
Much more likely to support
Somewhat more likely to support
Somewhat less likely to support
Much less likely to support
Don’t know/ No opinion
Voter concern with Trump is not limited to the Republican Party’s candidates. Forty-one percent of respondents said Trump’s status as the likely Republican nominee gives them a much less favorable view of the party as a whole. And 59 percent of women said Trump’s nomination would give them a much less favorable view of the party. Trump’s effect on Hispanic voters is relatively muted by comparison: 41 percent of Hispanics said they had a less favorable view of the party.