Unpopularity Contest: Poll Shows Little Faith in 2016 Field

Poll respondents made it clear they don't feel that great about the candidates

As the American public considers the 2016 presidential campaign, it's seeing many more flaws than strengths, according to results from a national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Nearly seven-in-10 registered voters say they couldn't see themselves supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, 61 percent say they couldn't back fellow Republican Ted Cruz and 58 percent couldn't see themselves voting for Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton, NBC News reports.

What's more, 65 percent of all voters have a negative view of Trump — that makes him the most unpopular major presidential candidate in the history of the NBC/WSJ poll. Fifty-six percent have an unfavorable view of Clinton, which is up five points from last month.

Just 19 percent of all respondents give Clinton high marks for being honest and trustworthy, while only 12 percent give Trump high scores for having the right temperament.

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