Skubick: Candidates Clinton and Trump share a problem


LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton share one thing in common.

Both are having problems with certain segments of the voting population.

The two major party candidates continue to share one common trait: voters don’t like either of them.

In the latest Detroit News poll 51 percent gave Clinton unfavorable marks and Trump got 54 percent.

Ms. Clinton is still having challenges with Bernie Sanders supporters as not all of them have come to her side.

13 percent have gone to Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson which hurts her, but in an unusual twist it turns out Mr. Johnson is also hurting Mr. Trump by siphoning 12 percent of the male vote away from him.

The gender gap remains. She has a 20 point lead with women over Mr. Trump and while he once had a hefty lead with men, that lead is now down to three points.

There is a similar racial gap between the two and that was highlighted during the first debate.

She stopped short of labeling him a racist. “Donald started his career back at 1973 being sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination because he would not rent apartments in one of his developments to African-Americans and he made sure that the people who work for him understood that was the policy.”

Mr. Trump tried to take the edge off of that by firing back at her treatment of the nation’s first black candidate when the two were running for president.

“And you treated him with terrible disrespect and I watched the way you talk now about how lovely everything is and how wonderful you are,” said Mr. Trump. “It doesn’t work that way.”

They both are doing quite well in hanging onto support from their respective parties.

She has 91 percent of the Democratic vote while he has 87 percent of the Republican vote.

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