According to a recent Quinnipiac University national poll released on Tuesday, Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz lead the Republican pack but he still lags behind former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders nationally while 50 percent of American voters say they would be embarrassed to have Trump as president.
In the race for the Republican candidacy, Trump receives 28 percent with Senator Ted Cruz trailing close behind at 24 percent.
Senator Marco Rubio received 12 percent and Ben Carson had 10 percent. No other Republican candidate received more than 6 percent and 8 percent were undecided.
In the race for the Democrat candidacy, Clinton’s lead over Sanders is widening 61-30 percent.
Martin O’Malley has 2 percent with 6 percent undecided and 41 percent who might change their mind.
Polled voters support Clinton over Trump 47- 40 percent.
Sanders also received more support than Trump 51-38 percent.
But Sanders fell behind in support against Cruz 44-43 percent and against Rubio 45-42 percent.
Among Republicans, 28 percent of voters would definitely “not support” Trump.
Only 23 percent of all voters would be proud to have Trump as president.
If Clinton is elected, 33 percent of all voters would be proud and 35 percent would be embarrassed.
Voters say 59-32 percent, including 86-10 percent among Democrats, that Clinton has a good chance of beating the Republic nominee in November.
Voters say 53-41 percent that Trump does not have a good chance of winning in November.
But Republicans say 70-24 percent that Trump has a good chance of winning.
“Half of American voters say they’d be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their Commander in Chief and most Americans think he doesn’t have a good chance in November, but there he is at the top of the Republican heap” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University national poll in a released statement.
“Hilary Clinton tops him. Senator Bernie Sanders hammers him and Senator Ted Cruz is snapping at his heels. Can a candidate that half the American electorate thinks is an embarrassment win in November?” Malloy asked.
From December 16-20th Quinnipiac University students surveyed 1,140 registered voters nationwide. The phone survey includes 508 Republicans and 462 Democrats.