The latest Quinnipiac poll was released today, and the pollsters engage respondents in a game of word association. The results don’t bode well for Donald Trump, who for many evokes the word arrogant, but the findings are much worse for Hillary Clinton. The word that most comes to mind when voters hear her name? It’s liar. Here are the top 15 responses voters had for each of the frontrunners in his or her party:
The findings were released as part of a comprehensive report. It also looked into how much support candidates are getting and which ones voters would definitely not vote for. At 26% of Republicans polled, Donald Trump has the highest percentage of voters saying they wouldn’t vote for him.
On the Democratic side, Hillary has the most with 11% of voters saying they wouldn’t support her. Nevertheless, while Hillary loses support to her primary rival Bernie Sanders, Trump is gaining voters.
“Donald Trump leads the crowded Republican pack with 28% , up from 20% in a July 30 national survey,” the poll stated. ” Clinton leads the Democratic field with 45%, down from 55% July 30.”
Hillary has been the subject of several major scandals. She has been accused of mishandling the 2012 Benghazi attacks and is being investigated for how she handled her emails while secretary of state, her use of a private server housed in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home and deletion of data and emails. A situation some of her campaign rivals have already used against her.
Her family’s charitable organization has also been the subject of criticism. The Clinton Foundation has been accused as being nothing more than a slush fund for her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Additionally, some have accused Hillary of making favorable deals with foreign entities in return for donations to the foundation.
Trump has been seen by many as a crass candidate. He has not been afraid to criticize politicians and those in the media. He called Fox News host Megyn Kelly a bimbo and said Republican Sen. John McCain was no war hero just because he got captured. He also publicly gave out Sen. Lindsey Graham’s phone number.
Jeb, on the other hand, has had to deal with his family legacy. His father George H.W. Bush and brother George W. Bush were both presidents before him. Both had their critics, with his brother losing a lot of support among the American people for the Iraq invasion, among other polices. Since the start of his campaign, Jeb has tried to distance himself from their records.
“The circumstances today are different than what they were in 2000 and what they were in 1988, so there’s a whole new set of challenges and new set of opportunities,” Jeb said in April. “The world that we’re in is radically different than it was when my brother was up here in 1999. It’s certainly light years from the 80’s. So ideas need to be about the future.”
This report, by Connor D. Wolf, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.