NBC Exit Poll: Nearly 60 Percent Of Voters View Clinton As Dishonest and Untrustworthy

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Nov 08, 2016 6:09 PM

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Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s attacks on Clinton’s character regarding her unauthorized and unsecure email server, along with alleged unethical dealings at her nonprofit, have taken a toll with voters. In a NBC exit poll, almost 60 percent of voters found the former first lady to be dishonest and untrustworthy, though Donald Trump doesn’t fair much better. Regardless, it shows that these attacks resonated with voters, and should Trump fall short tonight, it could be due to the fact that the GOP nominated a bad candidate. At the same time, at least Republicans didn’t nominate someone who was under a federal criminal investigation:

Indeed, nearly six in 10 voters interviewed in NBC Exit Polls so far today say that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. Slightly more than one-third say she is.

But views of Donald Trump's honesty are equally negative. Roughly a third of voters nationwide say Trump is honest and trustworthy; nearly two-thirds say that he is not.

Even among each candidate's own voters, about one-quarter say they don't think their candidate is honest.

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Clinton clearly comes out ahead with voters when it comes to questions of temperament. NBC News Exit Poll results show that a majority of voters so far today say Clinton has the right temperament to serve effectively as president.

But most voters have negative views of Trump's temperament - more than six in 10 among those interviewed thus far. Just 34 percent say he has the temperament to serve effectively as president.

The news networks also found that both Trump and Clinton are unpopular.