The US presidential race has turned to a third choice: which of the three is most likely to win the election?
While the Republican nominee Donald Trump has made headlines in recent months for his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants and his support for President Barack Obama, he has also been a favorite of many Democrats and liberal-leaning voters.
A CNN-ORC International poll last month found that 49 percent of voters think Trump will win the race, while 47 percent say Clinton will.
However, the poll also found that 43 percent of respondents had no opinion on who would win the US presidency.
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in October found that while 58 percent of Americans believe that Clinton will win, 51 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of Republicans think the same.
However it is not just the number of Democrats who have no opinion, it is also a sizable portion of the country’s population, as Pew found that 56 percent of African Americans and 62 percent of Latinos thought Clinton would win.
The survey found that Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe that the next president will be someone who is moderate or progressive, while they are more inclined to believe Trump will be a moderate.
“There are certain characteristics that are important for Democrats, which is they’re more willing to look at the bigger picture, they’re less willing to let partisan divisions get in the way of their ability to work together to address problems like climate change, the opioid epidemic and gun violence,” said James O’Keefe, the former Republican pollster and author of the book “The Political Insiders Guide to the Presidency.”
“They’re more likely to be interested in what the country needs from a new president and more likely [to] support an approach that will be more inclusive and less confrontational,” O’Keefe added.
O’Keefe also pointed out that, among all voters, Democrats are far more likely (45 percent) to think that Clinton would be a strong president, while Republicans (31 percent) and Independents (20 percent) are more skeptical.
However, a majority of Americans (53 percent) think that Trump would be “less likely” to be a good president than Clinton, while the number is much lower for Independants (40 percent) than Republicans (45 and 40 percent respectively).
The survey also found more Americans are likely to say that Clinton is the more likely candidate to solve the countrys problems, while those who think Trump is more likely say that she is “less competent” than Trump.
A majority of those surveyed said that the United States is at a “crossroads,” as both Trump and Clinton have made statements that could change the country for the worse, including the “collapse of the middle class,” the “lack of affordable healthcare” and the “war on terror.”
The survey revealed that 58 percent said that they are less likely to vote for Trump if he wins, while 37 percent said they are not bothered by his comments and that they would vote for the Republican candidate if they were to be able to do so.
However it is important to note that there are a number of things that make up a good or bad president, according to O’Reilly.
“There’s not a perfect candidate, but it’s hard to get that perfect person and be a great president,” O.
“The fact that they were able to put forth these three candidates, they have an opportunity to do something and they’ve done something that is more positive than anything they’ve ever done before.”
The poll surveyed 1,001 adults from November 15-17.
The poll has a margin of error of 3.7 percent.