Trump has no chance of being prez, Americans say
May 16th, 2011
09:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Trump has no chance of being prez, Americans say

(CNN) – Donald Trump is getting more bad news as he comes closer to making a final decision about a presidential run.

A new survey from Politico and George Washington University indicates more than two-thirds of Americans think the business mogul has "no chance" of ever winning the White House.

The poll, out Monday, shows 71 percent think a Trump candidacy is a non-starter while only 26 percent think there is a chance the reality television star could beat President Obama.

Those numbers follow a similarly-poor showing for Trump in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released last week. That survey showed Trump has an unfavorable rating of 64 percent and would lose to Obama by 22 points in a general election matchup.

The Politico/GWU poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from May 8-12 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    After the White House Correspondent's Dinner, I think Donald Trump even realizes he's not cut out for politics.

    May 16, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. Harry Baxter

    It scares me that 22% of the voters would cast a ballot forTthe Donald. How crazy would a candidate have to be before no one would vote for him?

    May 16, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Add Newt Gingrich to that list because he too has a snowball chance in hell as he continues using insulting code words which are so divisive but what can one expect, he's a scumball. Newt's running the same old game he ran in the '90's and the only thing that has changed with him is wives.

    May 16, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    No chance that he is running, either. I would love nothing more than for Trump to make a liar out of me. But, we all know that Donald Trump is not running for POTUS. He already has one broken promise to the American people before his candidacy would even begin. The birther promised the American people that he would unconditionally release his financial records. He has either misled or lied. You decide.

    May 16, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  5. Kenny

    I don't see why people say "TRUMP Da CHUMP" has no chance to be elected POTUS. He has about as much chance as a snowball in He11. In all honesty, I would vote for the snowball.

    May 16, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  6. MrPragmatic

    Really? Trump has no chance of being Prez? While that is certainly good information, it hardly qualifies as news. The dude is an entertainer with a really bad hair thing going on, not a viable political candidate.

    May 16, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    I want him to run as an independent and siphon votes off from whatever lame GOP cnadidate they put up. Hey Donald, Daniel Boone wants his coon-skin cap back

    May 16, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. Kenny

    Yeah after the Correspondent's Dinner Trump realized he had been Trumped and couldn't do anything about it. I think the audience got more laughs off of the Jokes about him than anyone else especially when the SNL dude said that Trump was running as a Republican and he thouhgt he was running as a joke. Now that was a kick in the TRUMP HAIR.

    May 16, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  9. Obama 2012

    Along with Palin, Cain, Gingrich and the rest.

    May 16, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  10. gt

    i am sure alot of folks said that of obama 3 yrs ago too..

    May 16, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  11. Bob Dog

    Donald "ORANGE JULIUS" Trump is a complete buffoon. The "birther" business was disgusting. You have to feel sorry for his wives, who must be desperate, or have absolutely no self esteem.

    May 16, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  12. Terry - Indiana

    Anyone who has taken bankruptcy as the only way out, and done so four times that we know of, is either dumb or totally inept. I have never taken Trump serious, and his television shows are for the 22% who would have voted for him. Luckily, he opted out before being "Fired".

    May 16, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  13. Tony

    Intelligent Americans have spoken, who wants this ugly stupid racist pig as commander in chief. He's boastful about his riches which he inherited from his family. Every fool can achieve what he has done given the opportunity he had. Trump WILL NEVER BE U.S. PRESIDENT...ever

    May 16, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  14. FM

    The more Trumps talks, and the more people hear what is saying, they realise not only he sounds awkward, but also not a person who will make a great President, and that people will be happy and proud of him!

    May 16, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  15. Jerry

    Clearly the the liberal media fears Donald, I mean most liberals dislike honesty.

    May 16, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  16. Pat in IL

    Trump's hinting early on that he "might" run for president was just childish, attention-getting stuff. His qualifications for the presidency are nil, and he has done nothing but make a joke of the process. This lack of respect does not deserve our attention.

    May 16, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  17. MrPragmatic

    Jerry – please give us a solid, logical definition of this "liberal media" you speak of. Then, explain to us your perception that liberals dislike honesty. After all, isn't the GOP the party that is built on a foundation of corruption and lies? The ratio of indicted Republicans to indicted Democrats in the past 20 years is nearly 4 to 1.

    May 16, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  18. Seattle Sue

    When will Trump the Stump release all that information his investigators discovered in Hawaii about President Obama? When will he release his financial statement he promised if President Obama released his birth certificate? Trump is just one more liar of the Republican/Tea Party, which includes Huckabee, Boehner, Cantor, Santorum, McDonnell, Kyl,Ryan, Ensign, Coburn and you name a Republican/Tea Party member and they are on the Liars List.

    May 16, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  19. Adalbert

    Trump is a big fat self promoting egomaniac. He is very good at criticizing others and making him self look brilliant. He is not interested in helping the average American. He has no clue as to what working people go through. He can not relate to us. How can he? He is married to his grand daughter.

    May 16, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  20. Doug

    He is not a good person, but a much better person than Obama. Trump may be sleezy but I don't think he hate anyone just for their views or beliefs, in other words he is still a better person than any Democrat.

    May 16, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  21. Bessy

    @ Harry Baxter
    I agree with you 100%–It just amazes me how many " sheep " there are in this country. Men like Trump would/will just have this country in 1 war after another. Their ego's are so big they have to " bully " others and that includes the world if they can get away with it.

    May 16, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  22. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I honestly don't think that Trump really understands government and would want to fire Congress. The problem is that he can't do that; only the people can do that. He may speak what people may thinking on the fringe, but that doesn't mean we should do it.

    @Jerry - I think most people like honesty and Trump hasn't been fully honest. Why were there bankruptcies in his businesses? Why didn't he vote in all those elections? Those are some basic questions that there not answered. The investigations into Obama were unnecisary; that has already been proven many times over.

    May 16, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  23. The Dude

    Jerry:
    "Clearly the the liberal media fears Donald, I mean most liberals dislike honesty."

    What? I doubt anyone "fears" this clown. Most liberals dislike honesty? Really? And what do you base that statement on? Something Ann Coulter said, or was in Hannity? There is nothing honest about Donald Trump. He's proven himself a liar and a cheat. Maybe that qualifies him to represent you, but not the majority of the country.

    May 16, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  24. Ernie

    I have written if a candidat wants to be elected President he or she would have to have the liberal press in their corner in order to elected. In the case of Donald Trump, the liberal press dosen't like him because he doesn't fall into scope of a Washington politician. The liberal press dosen't like his brash persinality and his no "Non-Senxe" way of management. It is true that he does up harsh language, sometime harsh has to be use to get points acrossed. General Patton did the same thing and he got results. Donald Trump does the same thing. Donald Trump knows more about what is going on than all the men and women in Washington. If all the comgrssment/women and senators move like Donald Trump they would be on top of everything that's going on in the country, but there not. The "Fat Lady" hasn't sung yet but for most of the politician that are up for re-election the "Fat Lady" is iinging. Geneal Patton once said "Americans loves a winner and will not tolerate a tolerate loser". Donald Trump is not a loser.

    May 16, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  25. GNoP

    Jerry -Clearly the the liberal media fears Donald, I mean most liberals dislike honesty.
    May 16, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |

    Jerry, the Donald is registered as a Repub for the moment. Trump has a habit of registering as the opposite party of whichever side is currently in the WH.

    May 16, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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