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Hillary Clinton is nearly as unpopular with male voters as Donald Trump is among women, a poll has found. Just 28 per cent of men view the former Secretary of State favourably, while 21 per cent of women approve of the presumptive Republican nominee.
If the polls are to be believed, Clinton and Trump will be two of the least popular presidential nominees in history. Clinton is perceived positively by less than one-third of American voters, according to the new poll from CBS, while just one-in-four view Trump favourably. The disparity is due in part to the fact that women are generally more likely to support Democrats, and men Republicans.
President Barack Obama has a job approval of 55 per cent among women compared with 47 per cent among men. Gender has played a significant role in past general elections, including in when Obama defeated Mitt Romney after gaining 56 per cent of the female vote.
However, given that Clinton is running to be the first female president and Trump has made a series of comments widely perceived as sexist, the gender gap at the ballot box is likely to be more pronounced than ever in Just 21 per cent of Republicans now view him unfavourably, compared to 36 per cent one month ago.
The two most recent national polls, both from Right-leaning outlets, Rasmussen and Fox News, have shown Trump leading Clinton by five and three per cent respectively.
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