The Wall St Journal (WSJ) – – The next presidential election could be a messy one, with a number of candidates running for office vying for the mantle of progressive reformer, and some in a position to influence the outcome.
But one pollster says there are signs that Trump is starting to fade as a challenger.
The Real Clear Politics polling average shows that Trump’s approval rating is at a record low.
But in a separate poll, conducted on Friday, the Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, led Trump 48% to 38% among registered voters.
Trump’s support among white men is at an all-time low.
And while the average number of voters who believe Clinton is trustworthy has jumped to a record high of 47%, the percentage of voters that believe she is not honest is at historic lows.
Clinton has a higher favorability rating among voters who view her unfavorably, the pollster found, but her approval rating among white people is at record lows.
It also found that Trump continues to be the least popular candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination.
The polls come amid mounting pressure from Democratic Party operatives, activists and party leaders on the ground to win back control of the House and Senate and push through a sweeping overhaul of the tax code that Democrats hope will lead to major economic growth.
While the polls have a partisan bias, the data also point to a possible path for Democrats to win control of Congress if they can regain the White House.
“The polling has been very good for us, and I think the trend is going to be very good going forward,” said Bill McInturff, a Democratic pollster and former strategist for the Obama White House who has advised Democrats in state and local races.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.