Characteristics in a POTUS Candidate Americans say they WON'T vote for.
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    Characteristics in a POTUS Candidate Americans say they WON'T vote for.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ver-70-really/

    Take this with a grain of salt, given the response for over 70.

    But, in terms of antipathy in GENERAL, the relative ranking show who might have a tougher time based on beliefs and demographics. For example, hispanic 5, catholic, 5, woman 6, jewish 7, gay or lesbian 24, atheist 39, socialist 51.

    The numbers in general don't apply to any particular person in specific. But they do given an idea of what candidates might have a steeper hill to climb relative to others.

    There are also breakdowns by D/I/R in the table at the link.
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    The question that needs to be asked is ... what did those numbers look like before the last election?

    I'm guessing a lot of people said they wouldn't vote for somebody like Trump, given his background, but yet ... he's our President. The general population voting was pretty much on the mark, the electoral college voting was way off.

    People SAY a lot of things, especially in anonymous polls, only to turn around and do the opposite when it actually matters.
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    Guess we can look forward to Donald proclaiming whomever the Dem's nominate is a Socialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Guess we can look forward to Donald proclaiming whomever the Dem's nominate is a Socialist.

    Thanks.
    That already started a month or two ago. It's not like his team isn't completing polling and focus groups of their own already.

    Half of his rants are to see public reaction ... if it gets a positive reaction with enough, he continues to push it. If it's an overall negative reaction, he backs off it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiebiker View Post
    The question that needs to be asked is ... what did those numbers look like before the last election?

    I'm guessing a lot of people said they wouldn't vote for somebody like Trump, given his background, but yet ... he's our President. The general population voting was pretty much on the mark, the electoral college voting was way off.

    People SAY a lot of things, especially in anonymous polls, only to turn around and do the opposite when it actually matters.

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/183713/...appealing.aspx For previous cycle. Gallup has asked these types of questions for a very long time, fwiw.

    This type of thing is more about general antipathy than anything else. Plus for some of those choices there is likely an under reporting, due to social desirability.

    There is no way to use this type of information to predict reaction to, or voting for a particular candidate. Not by election day. But for describing the terrain? Better than nothing.
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