To say that Donald Trump is unpopular among a large majority of Americans is an understatement of enormous proportions. Among women, Trump has an unpopularity rating of 70 percent. Seven in ten women have an unfavorable opinion of the guy, and yet he still says that everyone loves him.
But some new polling information from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that the Donald is less popular than a whole host of things. For example:
- Trump is viewed more negatively than head lice — by 26 points.
- Trump is less popular than traffic jams.
- Trump is less popular than used car salesmen.
- Root canals are thought of more favorably than Donald Trump.
- Going to the DMV is more popular than Trump.
But there was some good news in the poll: Trump is more popular than two things that were presented to those surveyed: He is thought of more favorably than cockroaches and hemorrhoids. So at least he’s got that going for him.
And yet…as Rachel Maddow noted on her show last night:
“Women voters actually prefer both cockroaches and hemorrhoids to Donald Trump. Weird. Turns out there’s a gender split on those particular issues.”
It should be noted that both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are also viewed more unfavorably than favorably, but their numbers are nowhere near those of Trump.
So let’s review: Most people would rather have the persistent itching of head lice, rather be stuck in traffic, rather go to the DMV, and rather have a root canal than have to say anything nice about Trump. And women would rather endure cockroaches and hemorrhoids instead of having to put up with Trump. It seems hard to imagine that any candidate for the White House has ever been this hated.
This poll certainly bodes well for Democrats in November, but nothing can be taken for granted. Each of us has to organize, register others, and make sure and vote on November 8 to send this cancer on our country back to the rock he crawled out from under.
Here’s the segment from last night’s “Rachel Maddow Show:”
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.