Voters Don’t Regret Hillary’s Loss
Monday, June 25, 2018
The economy’s booming, but America remains sorely divided. Would we all be better off with a second President Clinton in the White House instead? Voters don’t think so.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 40% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America would be better off today if Hillary Clinton had been elected president instead of Donald Trump. A plurality (47%) disagrees and says the country would not be better off. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Predictably, 74% of Democrats think the country would be better off under a Hillary Clinton presidency, and even more Republicans (79%) disagree. But voters not affiliated with either major party - by a two-to-one margin (54% to 28%) - do not believe America would be better off if Hillary Clinton had been elected in 2016 instead of Trump.
Economic confidence remains at or near record highs in the latest Rasmussen Reports Consumer Spending Update. At the same time, a majority (55%) of voters believes America has become more divided since Trump’s election, although they don’t put all the blame on him.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 19-20, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Forty-six percent (46%) of voters now approve of the job Trump is doing. Forty-three percent (43%) say the country is headed in the right direction, a finding that ran in the mid- to upper 20s most weeks during President Obama’s last full year in office.
Women are more likely than men to miss a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Those 40 and over agree that America would not be better off if Clinton had been elected president. Younger voters are closely divided, but 19% are undecided.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of blacks think America would be better off with another Clinton in the White House, a view shared by only 36% of whites and 46% of other minority voters.
Among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the job Trump is doing, 80% believe it would be better for the country if Hillary Clinton had been elected. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of those who Strongly Approve of the president’s job performance disagree.
With the economy soaring, Trump’s ratings on economic issues are on the rise.Voters are pretty happy with his foreign policy, too, following his generally well-received summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Just 32%, however, now think Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination fairly.
Last September, Clinton released a new book, “What Happened,” to further explain why Trump is president instead of her. But most voters didn't buy Clinton's excuses and said it was time for her to step off the national stage.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether the 2016 Trump campaign illegally colluded with the Russians, but nearly as many voters now think Hillary Clinton's campaign was working with foreigners.
A Democratic gubernatorial candidate from Wisconsin raised eyebrows last week when he said his party is “pickled in identity politics and victimology.” A sizable number of Democrats - and just over half of all voters - agree.
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