In this deeply divided nation, there is something that almost all of us, Republicans and Democrats, lefties and conservatives, men and women, white and black people, can agree on.
Bloomberg has a 26% favorable and 54% unfavorable rating among all registered voters. Bloomberg earns a split decision (40% favorable and 39% unfavorable) from Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, but has a decidedly negative rating among Republicans and Republican-leaners (12%-72%) as well as among independents who do not lean toward either party (26%-51%).
Bizarrely enough, Bloomberg is at 5%, which in this miserable field, makes him a top tier candidate. Even though his approval rating is split even in his own party.
But Bloomberg isn’t actually stupid. Though his entry into the race is an act of presumptuous folly.
The poll also finds that more Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters continue to prefer a candidate who would be stronger against Trump even if they disagree with that candidate on most issues (56%) than say they want a nominee who aligns with them on the issues but would have a hard time beating Trump (30%).
His campaign pitch is, “You may not like me, but I have the experience and the management savvy to get things done.”
In other words, “Hold your nose and vote for me anyway.”
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