Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan wrote earlier this year that the only person who can beat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is Trump himself, and so far voters think that’s exactly what he’s doing.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump’s biggest political enemy this election cycle is himself. Just 29% say his biggest foe is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party, while 20% say it’s the national media. Despite Trump’s tense relations with his party’s traditional leadership, just five percent (5%) think other Republicans are his biggest enemy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
By contrast, 49% believe Trump and the Republican party are Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s biggest enemy. But a sizable 38% say the former secretary of State is her own worst enemy. Only nine percent (9%) see the national media as her biggest rival, while two percent (2%) say it’s other Democrats.