Saturday, November 21, 2015
Only about Six Percent of the Electorate Supports Donald Trump
Donald Trump is the current front-runner among Republican presidential candidates. Some take this to be a very scary sign about the tastes of the republic.
It is helpful to remember, therefore, that all that really means is that a quarter of Republicans favor him now, at this early stage. And Republicans make up only a quarter of the electorate. A quarter of a quarter is about six percent of the whole.
Moreover, unlike most of the other Republican (or Democratic) candidates, Trump has very high negatives. Almost twice as many people have an unfavorable view of him as have a favorable view.