Gallup, a public opinion polling website, has been taking polls for presidential conventions for years, taking statistics and comparing them to past years’ results. This year has revealed quite the interesting outcome, especially in the case of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Gallup’s polls have indicated that while 36% of the 1000 participants in this poll said they were more likely to vote for Trump after watching the Republican National Convention, 51% of those people said they would likely not vote for him. This illustrates a staggering difference of 15 points. Just to put things in perspective for you, the same question was posed during the Obama-Romney election: 40% of those polled said they were more likely to vote for Romney, while 38% said they were less likely to vote for him. That’s a difference of only 2 percentage points.
These results dictate a very bad outcome of the RNC- that difference between 15 point and 2 points is shocking and does not spell out success for Mr. Trump. 36% of those polled said that his doomsday-esque speech at the end of the RNC was terrible, while 35% said it was excellent. While this doesn’t necessarily reflect the whole country’s sentiment towards Trump, this is a good indicator of where those opinions lie. To compare, Hillary Clinton’s side of the results were as follows: 45% of those polled said they were more likely to vote for her, while 41% said they were less likely.
We will continue to keep you updated as the election year goes on.