Poll finds half of voters would be embarassed by Trump presidency

By Ann Marie Awad
Poll finds half of voters would be embarassed by Trump presidency
Half of voters surveyed say they would be embarrassed if Donald Trump became the next president of the United States. Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

HAMDEN, Conn., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The latest Quinnipiac poll still shows Donald Trump leading the field of Republican presidential candidates, however half of the voters surveyed say they'd be embarrassed if he won the White House.

The poll, released Tuesday, comes out just six weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Trump maintains a lead at 28 percent, with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right on his heels with 24 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., comes in third with 12 percent and Dr. Ben Carson trails at fourth with 10 percent.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is now polling better than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with Christie at six percent and Bush at four percent.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Carly Fiorina tie at two percent.

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At the bottom, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., all poll at one percent.


Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore and former New York Gov. George Pataki polled below one percent.

In match-ups, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beat out Trump at 47 to 40, and just barely beats Rubio at 44 to 43. Clinton and Cruz tie at 44.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., beats out Trump with an even wider margin at 51-38. However Sanders narrowly loses to Rubio and Cruz.

Half of voters surveyed said they would feel embarrassed by Trump if he became president. Twenty-three percent said they would be proud.

Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said they would feel embarrassed by a Clinton presidency, while 33 percent said they would be proud.

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Quinnipiac surveyed 1,140 registered voters between Dec. 16-20 with a margin of error of +/- 4.4.

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