Donald Trump viewed less favorably than lice, Nickelback in new poll

If a cheeky new poll is to be believed, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would run into some trouble if he had to face off against head lice or Nickelback on Election Day.

According to MSNBCPublic Policy Polling asked a sample of registered voters whether they viewed Trump more favorably than several things generally viewed as annoying.

Trump didn't fare well.

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PPP found that 54 percent of voters polled had a higher opinion of lice than Trump, who won over just 28 percent of respondents. Trump also was viewed less favorably than traffic jams, used-car salesmen, hipsters, the Department of Motor Vehicles, jury duty, Nickelback and root canals.

Overall, respondents did like Trump better than two other nuisances: cockroaches and hemorrhoids. Women voters, however, still viewed him less favorably.


The poll also delved into more serious issues. Respondents weighed in on whether they had favorable or unfavorable views of each of the remaining presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders came out on top, with 43 percent favorable to 46 percent unfavorable, followed by Hillary Clinton, with 36 percent favorable to 55 percent unfavorable, and Trump, with 34 percent favorable to 61 percent unfavorable. 

When asked who they would vote for in a hypothetical Election Day matchup with Sanders as the Democratic nominee, Sanders topped the list with 47 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for Trump, 3 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Clinton also won in a hypothetical race with 42 percent of the vote, versus 38 percent for Trump, 4 percent for Johnson and 2 percent for Stein.

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