New York, June 22 (RHC)-- Presumptive U.S. presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are viewed unfavorably by most Americans and neither candidate prompts much excitement among the electorate, according to a new poll.
Nearly 60 percent of U.S. voters, while fewer than 30 percent would be excited by either candidate’s presidency, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. The poll also found that 56 percent would be afraid and also feel embarrassed if Trump is elected, while 46 percent feel the same about Clinton.
Neither candidate has gained universal support within their own party. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, 55 percent say they would pick Clinton as their party's nominee, whereas 43 percent say they would pick Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.
On the Republican side, 51 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say the party should nominate Trump and 48 percent would prefer someone else.
The CNN/ORC poll shows that Clinton currently tops Trump by a 47 to 42 percent margin in the race and only 22 percent of voters say their minds could change between now and the November presidential election.