Donald Trump Matches Hillary Clinton’s Favorability, Says Gallup Poll

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Seth Wenig, John Locher/AP

Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in Gallup’s tracking poll of favorability  and unfavorability, marking a 10-point swing in Trump’s favor, according to a new Gallup survey.

“The numbers for both candidates, based on interviewing conducted July 18-25, are 37% favorable and 58% unfavorable,” according to Gallup‘s survey of reactions towards Trump and Clinton.

Since January, Trump has gained three points, while Clinton dropped seven points, amid scandals over her email system and investigations.

Despite his gains, both candidates are viewed very poorly by voters. For example, in 2012, President Barack Obama had a favorability rating of 62 percent, while Gov. Mitt Romney had a favorability rating of 55 percent, said Gallup.

“In all previous Gallup updates stretching back to last July, Clinton’s net favorable has been higher than Trump’s,” said Gallup.

“Clinton’s overall favorable rating since clinching the nomination has averaged 41%, nearly matching her 40% in May but down slightly from 44% in January. Trump’s average 31% thus far in June compares with 32% in May and 34% in January,” Gallup reported June 27.

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