Poll: More voters like Clinton than Trump, but they're anxious about both


Hillary Clinton would win handily against Donald Trump if the election were held today – but most people wouldn't feel great no matter the outcome.

That's according to a new poll from the Washington Post-ABC News, which asked people a bunch of questions about the upcoming 2016 presidential election.

Maybe the most obvious one to ask: Who would you vote for if the election were held today?

Broadly speaking, Clinton looks to be in good shape with that one, with 51 percent of respondents saying they'd cast her ballot for the likely Democratic nominee.

On The Republican side, Trump was fairly far behind – snagging 39 percent of respondents' votes. (For comparison, Barack Obama got 51.06 percent of the popular vote in 2012, to Mitt Romney's 47.2 percent – and that was not considered a close race.)

When included with the names Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party candidate) and Jill Stein (Green Party), Clinton maintained a double-digit lead over Trump, 47 percent to 37 percent.

But people are anxious about both

The poll also asked people to imagine Trump or Clinton in the White House, and asked: "Are you comfortable with this, or does it make you anxious?"

For both candidates, most people did not seem comfortable.

Half of them said they were anxious when thinking about a Clinton presidency, while 47 percent said they were comfortable.

The numbers were much wider for Trump – only 27 percent of people said they were comfortable with it, while 70 percent said it makes them anxious.

Washington Post-ABC News – which is rated as an A+ pollster by FiveThirtyEight – asked a number of other questions as well. Click here to read the full poll results, and you can read the paper's write-up of the results here.

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