Survey: Voters don't trust Trump or Clinton

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

In a survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters by Rasmussen Reports, most voters responded that they think both of the major presidential candidates are liars and give them equally low marks as potential used car salesmen.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56 percent of likely U.S. voters think Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is a liar, and just as many (56 percent) say the same of Republican candidate Donald Trump. In both cases, an identical 31 percent disagree, while 13 percent are undecided.

Predictably, 87 percent of Republicans view Clinton as a liar, while 82 percent of Democrats feel that way about Trump. But GOP voters (29 percent) are more likely to consider their nominee a liar than Democrats (20 percent) are. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, 64 percent say Clinton is a liar; 55 percent believe Trump is one, too.

When asked which candidate they would trust more to buy a used car from, 40 percent of all voters say Trump, while 39 percent say Clinton. Eighteen percent (18 percent) wouldn't trust either one of them.

Forty-six percent (46 percent) believe both candidates are less ethical than their political peers. Generally speaking, 34 percent trust Clinton, while only 29 percent trust Trump.

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