Poll: 6 In 10 Republicans Embarrassed By GOP Race
That state of the GOP race for their party’s nomination for President has gotten uglier and uglier as the months have worn on, and Republicans have noticed.
A new poll from The New York Times and CBS News found that 60 percent of Republicans are “embarrassed” by the way the Republican race has unfolded. Only 13 percent of Democrats feel the same.
Remarkably, 51 percent still support the GOP front-runner, though 58 percent of Republicans feel the tone is too negative and 88 percent believe the party is divided. Interestingly, only a third of Democrats see their party as divided.
The Hill reports:
The poll was one of two national surveys released this week showing Trump with a double-digit lead in the GOP race over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who are pushing for a contested convention in July. Trump also leads the field in delegates by more than 200.Hillary Clinton also maintains a lead on the Democratic side. More than seven in 10 Democratic voters expect her to be the nominee, though rival Bernie Sanders sees more enthusiasm in the race.A majority of Democrats, 56 percent, would enthusiastically support Sanders if he was the nominee, compared to 40 percent for Clinton. That’s an 8-point fall for Clinton and 12-point increase for Sanders over the past month.
The survey of 1,252 adults, including 362 Republicans and 388 Democrats, was conducted March 17–20 via landlines and cellphones with an overall margin of error of 3 points.